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Minutes of 




SALEM 
PRESBYUERY 




TWENTY -FIFTH STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA 
February 4, 1995 



TWENTY-SIXTH STATED MEETING 
ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
April 25, 1995 



TWENTY-SEVENTH STATED MEETING 
ST. PAUL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
July 28-29, 1995 



TWENTY-EIGHTH STATED MEETING 
GLENDALE SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GLENDALE SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA 
October 24, 1995 



VOLUME vn 



NUMBER 1 



Minutes of 




TWENTY-FIFTH STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA 
February 4, 1995 



MINUTES OF 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 



TWENTY-FIFTH STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA 

February 4, 1994 



OFFICERS 



Moderator W. Erwin Fuller, Jr. 

Moderator-in-Nomination Margaret Marks 

Stated Clerk John M Handley 

Recording Clerk Robert M Matthews 



PRESBYTERY'S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk John M. Handley 
Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer Willie D. Garvin 

Associate Presbyter for Congregational Life Hewon Han 
Associate Presbyter for Care and 

Development of Leadership A. Michael Warren 

Hunger Action Enabler Catherine J. Reed 

Associate for Camp Ministries Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 

Associate for Camps and Conferences Paul Ransford 

Administrative Assistant Esther Preston 

Executive Secretary Phyllis Plyler 

Bookkeeper Sara Williams 

Receptionist/Secretary Judy Brock 

Secretary Brenda Nance 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 Lewisville-CIemmons Road 
Suite 308 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
Phone: (910) 766-3393 
FAX: (910) 766-7153 



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TWENTY-FIFTH STATED MEETING 



MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA 
February 4, 1995 



The Twenty-Fifth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery, held on Saturday, February 4, 1995, at the First 
Presbyterian Church in High Point, North Carolina, was opened at 8:45 a.m. with a hymn-sing led by Julia 
Richmond and was called to order by Moderator Elder W. Erwin Fuller, Jr. at 9:00 a.m. The Moderator 
declared a quorum present for conducting the business of the Presbytery, whereupon the Presbytery joined in 
a service of Worship and Communion. The opening prayer by The Reverend Lisa Mullen for the worship 
service constituted the opening prayer for the Presbytery meeting. Moderator W. Erwin Fuller, Jr. preached 
an inspiring message entitled, "Words for All Seasons." Assisting in the worship service were The Reverend 
Elijah Freeman, The Reverend Lisa Mullen, The Reverend Scott Woodmansee, and the Korean Church Choir. 
The organist was Ms. Judith Millar. The worship service included a Necrology of Elders of churches in Salem 
Presbytery who died in 1994 (Appendix A, pp. 28-31). 



ENROLLMENT 

Commissioners Administrative 

Elders 140 Non-Commissioners 

Ministers 102 

Visitors 

Corresponding Members 

Ministers 2 

Total 

Church Educators 5 



The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-F 

Frank J. Allen, J. Lawrence Ayers, Jesse W. Bledsoe, Warren C. Brannon, Robert E. Button, David M. 
Cameron, M. Gray Clark, Robert E. Cleveland, Ares Davidian, Dale W. Davidson, Max E. Deal, Christopher 

F. East, Stewart E. Ellis, Carlton A. G. Eversley, Jeffrey J. Falter, Dusty K. Fiedler, Carol C Fisher, Charles 

G. Fitzpatrick, Milton M Foust, James T. Frazier, E. B. Freeman. 

G-M 

Robert M. Gant, Jr., Murv 5 L. Gardiner, Robert J. Goforth, Lucius A. Gray, J. Randy Hall, Hewon Han, John 
M. Handley, Holly Diane Hayes, William C. Hayes, David C. Heil, Robert W. Henderson, Z. N. Holler, Robert 
M. Howard, Joanne R. Hull, Stephen A. Hundley, Robert S. Jeffords, Kurt W. Johnston, Henry J. Keating, 
J. David Kivett, William R. Knox, Morton R. Kurtz, Thomas K Lane, Donald E. Lannon, William F. 
Lawrence, Jr., James E. Layman, David T. Lee-Andrews, David E. Leininger, S. Edwin Lewis, Joel M. Long, 
Robert M. Matthews, Stephen P. McCutchan, Angus McGregor, Sam E. McGregor, Jr., William S. Metzel, 
Judson J. Milam, John L. Milholland, E. Thomas Miller, Donald Mimbs, K Moser Misenheimer, James A. 
Mitcham, Molly D. Morgan, Allen E. Morrison, Stephen A. Moss, Lisa M. Mullen, George H Murray, IV. 



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David C. Partington, S. Curtis Patterson, Robert E. Osman, A- B. Plexico, W. Clark Porter, HI, Catherine J. 
Reed, Marie P. Reed, Raymond W. Riddleberger, James M. Rissmiller, Russell H. Ritchel, Jr., Donald G. 
Scofield, Jr., Grant M. Sharp, Jerold D. Shetler, Jeffrey D. Smith, Paul R. Snell, Billy F. Sosebee, Laura M 
Spangler, Joe L. Spearks, Samuel Stevenson, Jamie D. Stimson, Larry E. Summey, Al F. Thomas, Jr., Dan M. 
Thornton, Robert R. Tolar, Jr., John G. Truitt, Jr., W. Russell Ward, Jr., A Michael Warren, Norman M 
Whitney, Sr., John A. Wilkerson, Jr., Daniel C. Wilkers, Stephen H. Wilkins, James K. Wilson, Jr., William 
T. Wing, HI, Paul D. Woodall, Jr., R. Scott Woodmansee, Richard S. Wurst, Jr., Robert L. Yoder. 



The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

James H Allen, L. Adlai Boyd, John C. Brearley, Robert A. Bryant, Nathan L. Byrd, Kathryn J. Cameron, 
George C. Carpenter, Carole F. Chase, William R. DeLong, Frank M Dew, M Susan Dobyns, Robert C. 
Evans, ffl, Robert A. Fiedler, Philip R. Gehman, James Henderson, Margret L. Henderson, David L. Henry, 
Robert W. Herron, Guy W. Hunt, Jr., Walter W. King, Phyllis M H Kort, Robert E. Lee, B. Paul Lindsey, 
Ivan W. Lowery, Steve A Martin, James F. Miller, J. Herbert Nelson, Lisa T. Nelson, Jamie Bibee Pharr, Steve 
Macon Pharr, Joseph L. Pickard, Leland A Richardson, Paul N. Ridolfi, Jeannette G. Rodenbough, Dennis 
J. Sebesan, Rollin M Steele, Jr., William F. Stephens, III, Patricia F. Stewart, Erich W. Thompson, Rockwell 
P. Ward, William C. Weckerly, Benjamin F. Williams, J. Gordon Williams. 



The following Missionaries and Chaplains were excused: 
Sherron K. George. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Alonza M. Alexander, Lawrence W. Avent, Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr., James H Banbury, Dwight L. Barker, 
Ernest M Bradford, Edwin G Brammer, Jr., Charles L. Brown, William Brown, David H. Burr, George S. 
Calhoun, Cecil C. Callis, William H Cappell, L. B. Colquitt, Jr., Frank C. Collier, Watt M Cooper, Herbert 
H. Culler, Frank A. Davison, F. Marion Dick, C. Wayne Dixon, John E. Eliason, Norris L. Fellows, Joseph 
W. Flora, Robert L. Forbis, Jr., William H Foster, Jr., Robert O. Freeman, Samuel R. Fudge, Harold E. 
Fuller, Jr., Joseph M Garrison, J. Stimson Hawkins, Dewitt F. Helm, Everett A. Hewlett, John S. Johnson, 
Julian Lake, William F. Long, Wilkes D. Macaulay, James M McDaniel, Charles T. McKee, Lacy V. 
McPherson, Allen C. McSween, H Reid Montgomery, William H Morrison, Joseph B. Mullin, Darrell A 
Parker, Joseph K. Parker, Jr., O. W. Perrell, George A Ploger, Donald G. Price, James L. Price, Jr., John A 
Redhead, Jr., Gerald N. Reiff, William C. Rhodes, Jr., Paul S. Ryoo, Lester E. Sheppard, William R. Smith, 
III, Harry S. Thomas, Robert L. Turner, William D. Varker, Stanley M Voth, Harold F. Waldruff, Roy E. 
Watts, Robert S. Wells, John C. Whitley, Frank C. Wilkinson, John A Womeldorf, William J. Wrenn, Jr. 



The following Ministers were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Wyatt Aiken, Jr., Jonathan C. Barker, Shawn E. Barkley, Linda L. Blessing, Ronald L. Bowie, Janet B. Briscoe, 
Malcolm M. Bullock, Charles R. Carter, Frederick A. PL Coates, O. Leighton Culler, Kermit W. Dancy, James 
A. Dickens, Barbara E. Dua, Carl W. Dumford, Larry W. Freeman, Carter B. Gillespie, Scott C. Girard, 
Cynthia R. Higgins, Fredrick R. Horner, George Hunter, Ann B. Jahnes, William Jones, Robert M. Lewis, Z. 
Bradford Long, J. Roger Marrow, James M. Mauldin, Gail Porter Nelson, Richard R. Osmer, Franklin L. 
Partridge, III, Phillip J. Pogue, Michael J. Poulos, A. Carter Shelley, R. Page Shelton, Jerry M Smith, Stevan 
A. Snipes, John B. Talmage, Glenn C. Thomason, Worth N. Watts, Kellie E. Weekley, Charles Williams, 
Christopher E. Zorn. 



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The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their representatives: 
A-F 

Alamance Gene Carroll, Tommy Causey, Mary G. Poore, Allen Temple Margaret Cowan, Virginia Mott, 
Asburv W. Robert Overby, Asheboro First Frank Pugh, Mike Sherrill, Bethany (Graham') Gerald D. Donley, 
Bethany (Statesville) Edgar Ingram, Bethel Sharon Smith, Bethesda (Ruffin) Randy Reagan, Bethesda 
(Statesville) Mary Lois Cook, Beulah Debbie L. Coles, Elizabeth R Scott, Bixbv Doris Dillon, Buffalo Harry 
Lever, Burlington First Margaret Beatty, Calvary Mildred M. Minor, Centre Ken Morrow, (Presbyterian) 
Church of the Covenant Lee F. Conrad, Clemmons Cora Price, Collinstown Darrell Mitchell, Community in 
Christ. Presbyterian Eugene E. Leasure, Jr., Cooleemee Grier C Waller, Cross Roads John H. Coble, 
Dellabrook Fred Terry, Dogwood Acres L. A King, Eden First Clyde Morris, Edward Webb Gladys W. Bailey, 
Ellrin Ralph Lanier, Fairmont Colleen Story, Faith Virginia Cornet, Fieldstone David Van Auken, Fifth Creek 
James R. Johnson, Flat Rock Burton Dinkins, Forest Hills Steve Ashworth, Forest Park Steve Wilson, 
Francisco Louise Palmer, Franklin Nathan S. Thomason. 

G-M 

Grace Willie Robinson, William Shouse, Greensboro First Virginia H. Forrest, Jannie Frazier, Isabel E. 
Gillespie, Bennie Lee Inman, Emmett Sumner, Greenwood James A Pruitt, Guilford Park Ed Gardner, Betty 
Peraldo, Hawfields Dan Albright, High Point First Ralph Cox, Eileen Douglas, Phil Miller, Highland Whaley 
Batson, Linda H. Collins, Jamestown Bart Frankena, Joanne Graham, John Calvin Martha West, Kernersville 
First Robert W. Howell, Korean First Jung R Kim, Young S. Kim, Lexington First Bob Floyd, Phyllis Y. 
McGee, Lexington Second Sharon Mehaffey, Madison Monte Mcintosh, Mebane Brooks Gardner, Memorial 
Glen Campbell, Mocksville First Margaret Eckerd, Mooresville First Pat R. Culberson, Miriam McNeely, ML 
Tabor Venessa Chunn, Mt. Vernon Springs W. J. Porter. 

N-Z 

New Creation Miriam Bell, Barbara Clawson, North Wilkesboro Gerald Lankford, Geoff Pagett, Oak Ridge 
Monie Pleuger, Old Providence Todd Sharpe, Old Town Robert DuRant, Parkway Dick Clausen, John 
Hungarland, Piedmont George Florence, Pleasant Grove Faye Mise, Pilot Mountain First Billy G. Sawyers, 
Pine Hall Tony Paris, Pittsboro Edith C. Wasko, Prospect Roy Henry Watkins, Randolph Lewis H. Hinesley, 
Martin P. McPherson, Reidsville First Anne Scott, Salisbury First Dwight L. Crowell, Linda A Drinkard, 
Ames B. Flynn, Salisbury Second W. W. Blackmail, Sandy Ridge Cleo Ferguson, Sedgefield James K Gehling, 
Shadv Side Charles England, Robert Gilchrist, Shallowford Mark Ramsey, Shiloh (Burlington') Herb Kluttz, 
Siler City Edna Becker, Smyrna Ron Lovings, Sparta Arnold Young, Speedwell Ralph Alexander, Spencer 
Jonnette Powell, Springwood Mike Griggs, St Andrews Ted C. Davis, St James Fredrick Click, n, Luella J. 
Graves, Marsha S. Knox, Marjorie J. Ward, St Paul (Greensboro') Don Bennett, John Davis, St. Paul (High 
Point) Thomas Leach, Irene Mosley, Starmount Gary S. Anderson, Jean Anne Finley, Brenda Valle, Statesville 
First Phillip Brown, Connie May, Stony Creek James D. Smith, Third Creek Hannah Padgett, Thomasville 
First Buck McColl, Thvatira Frank Fuller, Trinity (Salisbury') Ruth Russell, Trinity (Winston-Salem') Mary 
Homrighous, Unity Robert B. Deal, Vandalia Lynn Gardner, Marian Phillips, Wentworth Doc Sherron, 
Westminster (Burlington') Harold Stanrield, Westminster (Greensboro') Sally Royster, W. R. Wardlaw, Jim 
Wright, Winston-Salem First Mack Dagenhart, Emmett McCall, Richard G. On, Yadkin United Thomas 
Vinson, Yanceyville Mildred Atwater. 



The following Churches were excused from having representatives at this meeting of Presbytery: 
(Presbyterian) Church of the Cross, Clio, Graham, Love Valley, Mt Airy First 



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The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Baird's Creek, Boone First, Boonville First, Cameron, Cleveland, Concord, Covenant, Crestwood, Danbury 
Community, Ebenezer, El Bethel, Elmwood, Fellowship, Freedom, Glendale Springs, Glenwood, Griers, Gulf, 
Hills, Hope View, Immanuel, Joyce, Lansing, Laurel Fork, Little Joe's, Lloyd, Logan, Milton, Mocksville 
Second, Mount Jefferson, Mount Vernon, New Salem, Oakland, Oakview, Peak Creek, Pine Ridge, Red House, 
Reid Memorial, Riverview, Rumple Memorial, Shiloh (Statesville), Southminster, Stoneville, Tabor, 
Taylorsville, Trinity (Elon College), Whispering Pines, Yadkinville. 



The following Church Educators were enrolled: 

Sammie Braxton, Connie DeKleuver, Bonnie Jean Lamberth, Pat Smith, Edye Williamson. 



The following Corresponding Members were present: 

Joan LaFollette, Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley; David B. McCarthy, Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley. 



The following Administrative Staff were present: 

Willie D. Garvin, Phyllis L. Plyler, Esther K Preston, Paul Ransford, Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 



The following Visitors were registered: 

G. Douglas Aitken, Jr., David Anderson, Wade Balsley, Helen Barber, John E. Barney, Annie Miller Bates, 
Hobert Bost, Frank J. Brake, Sr., Lois S. Brake, Charles Cameron, Marian Cameron, Margaret Carr, Bruce 
Causey, Mary Ann Chance, Greta Connor, Lib Cornatzer, Virginia Cowfer, William J. Cowfer, Diane Davidian, 
Frances DinMns, Lowell K. Duty, Dr. E. A Eckerd, Virginia Edmiston, Octavia Edwards, Becky Falter, Mary 
Sue Ferguson, Frances B. Fitzpatrick, Neel Fleming, W. Erwin Fuller, Jr., Creola Goodman, Stan Grady, 
Dellene Gudger, Anne Hall, John C. Ha mil , Donna Han, Don Hart, Bernice C. Heaggans, Richard Heaggans, 
Doris Howze, Regan Jones, Glenn Jordon, Alyce Kelly, Margaret King, Cynthia M Kirkman, Gayl A Knox, 
Christie Leininger, Dianne Luce, Margaret S. Marks, Richard Martindale, Cora L. Massey, LaDonna 
McCarther, Hazel McNeely, James Miles, Jane Miller, William M Miller, Ray Mims, Mary N. Mitcham, Patsy 
Morrison, Mary Jane Patterson, Oscar Patterson, Sr., Frances Porter, Emily Randle, Rainey M Ratchford, 
Julia Ruth Richmond, Chis Rodenbough, Otis B. Scott, Ruby Sheridan, Carol W. Smith, Jean Smith, Jean 
Sosebee, David H Sutton, Fred Tatum, Peggy Trimble, Lisa Turner, Michael R. Underwood, Harvey Walker, 
Murray M. White, Jr., Byron Wolfe, Madalu Wright, Mary Young, Rosa Yourse. 



DOCKET 

The Docket was presented by Murray White, Moderator of Council, and was approved as presented. (See 
Appendix B, pp. 32-33.) 



OMNIBUS MOTION 

Murray White, Moderator of Council, presented the Omnibus Motion. Following opportunity for the removal 
of items, the Omnibus Motion was approved in a single vote. The recommendations so approved appear in 
the reports of the persons or committees making them and are identified by OM designation in the left 
margin. 



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WELCOME 



The Governing Body was welcomed by The Reverend Scott Woodmansee, pastor of First Church. Information 
regarding the facilities and arrangements for the day were presented. 

ECUMENICAL VISITOR 

The Reverend Scott Woodmansee introduced The Reverend Glenn Busch, Rector of St. Mary's Episcopal 
Church, who addressed the Presbytery briefly. 



COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the Presbytery and recommended 
referrals as appropriate. (Summary of Communications, Appendix C, pp. 34-35.) 

INTRODUCTIONS 

Elders attending Presbytery for the first time and other guests were introduced and welcomed. The Reverends 
David McCarthy and Joan LaFollette from Susquehanna Valley Presbytery were welcomed and seated as 
Corresponding Members. 

MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS COMMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The Minutes of Commissions to ordain and/or install pastors were admitted to record. (Appendix D, pp. 36- 
37.) 

THEME PRESENTATION: OUTDOOR MINISTRIES 

Paul Ransford, Director at Camp New Hope and Presbyterian Point, and Bart Shaw, Director at Camp Grier, 
gave an entertaining and informative presentation regarding the program and needs of the presbytery camps. 

IN MEMORY OF 
HARDIN ALEXANDER KING 
1902 - 1994 

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. . .they rest from their labors and their works follow them." - Rev. 
14:13 

Hardin A. King was born July 29, 1902, in Ararat, Virginia, to O. S. and Virginia Smith King. He married 
May Jarrell April 9, 1925, and they were blessed with three sons: Ray E. King, Frank King, and Hardin W. 
(Corky) King. Ray and Corky became ordained Presbyterian ministers and Frank a coach and school teacher. 
After the death of his first wife, May, on June 9, 1970, he married Mildred Snider, a Presbyterian outpost 
worker, who helped organize Fairmont Presbyterian Church and who preceded him in death September 5, 
1991. He has a stepdaughter, Florence Via, of Roanoke, Virginia, thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great- 
grandchildren. 

A 1933 graduate of Hamp den-Sydney College and of Union Theological Seminary of Virginia in 1938, he 
became the first full-time pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Lexington, N.C. He was ordained by a 
commission of Winston-Salem Presbytery August 7, 1938, and ably served Second Church for fourteen years 
until 1952. 

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During this time the sanctuary was completed in 1941 and the church basement in 1942. In 1943 the church 
became self-supporting. Fairmont Presbyterian Church, a daughter congregation, was organized July 8, 1947, 
under his ministry. The manse was built in 1948. The Sunday School enrollment grew to over 400 during his 
ministry. 

He was pastor of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N.C, from 1952 to 1960. During this time the 
building fund was established, and the men and women's organizations were re-established. "He worked closely 
with the members on all things. He faithfully visited the people of the church and community. He was an 
humble man and a good friend, who lived as close to God as any pastor we know," the church reported. 

From 1960 to 1965, he was pastor of the Williamston Presbyterian Church of Williamston, S.C. They reported 
that he did a good job of everything he did. The pine benches were replaced with modern pews. The 
sanctuary was carpeted and new chandeliers were installed. Antique doors and wrought iron fencing, that he 
scoured the countryside to find, were put in place. "He had a good sense of history and architecture," they 
wrote. He made a large eight foot wall-cross to hang from the pulpit area, which is still a constant reminder 
of his ministry. "He was a good preacher who related the scriptures to life in a very unique way which made 
the congregation aware of the need to change some of our thinking," they said. 

He was so loved by all "that the church tried to persuade him not to leave even to the extent of sending a 
committee to Presbytery to try to get support to dissuade him." 

He returned to Lexington in 1965 to become pastor of Fairmont Presbyterian Church, which he helped 
organize and served as supply pastor, while at Second Presbyterian Church. He was literally the builder of 
Fairmont even to the point of sawing boards and driving nails. Under his ministry an organ was purchased; 
new light fixtures installed; the manse, kitchen, and fellowship hall were remodeled; and about one-half of the 
present congregation was added. The church library is named in his memory. He retired from the ministry 
at Fairmont, Easter Sunday, March 31, 1970. 

He moved to Lynchburg, Virginia, and finally into the Westrninster-Canterbury Home of Lynchburg. He died 
Sunday, September 18, 1994, at Drinkard Health Care Center, a part of Westminster-Canterbury Home. 

While living in Lexington he was a member of the Lexington City Board of Education, the Lions Club, the 
Davidson County Library Board, and served as chaplain of the American Children's Home. 

Hardin King was a handsome man, an avid golfer, who also enjoyed gardening, and a gifted minister. One 
church member said: "He looked like an angel standing in the pulpit" Another said that he was a faithful 
minister and a good pastor. Still another said: "He spoke with great dignity. We are all better because he 
passed our way." 

"Well done good and faithful servant" - Matthew 25:21 

Written and read by The Reverend Bill Sosebee 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 
Murray White, Moderator 

Your Council has met twice since the last stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery. 

ACTIONS REPORTED BY COUNCIL ; 

1. Council approved a S300 grant from Women's Ministry budget and S500 from Peacemaking Committee's 
Peacemaking Offering funds for helping The Reverend Jean Rodenbough to attend the travel/study 



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seminar on the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. She will be asked to share her 
learning/observations with the Co unci and the Presbytery. Jean will also be available for similar 
presentations in local congregations. 

2. Council approved three 1995 Council meetings to be held in small churches in the Presbytery with this 
process to be reviewed as to its effectiveness at the conclusion of 1995. 

3. Council approved a Town Meeting proposal for 1995 to be led by the Goals and Evaluation Committee. 
These meetings will be held on April 2 and May 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at churches to be 
announced. 

4. Council approved Sam McGregor as Moderator of the Nominating Committee. 

5. Council approved Salem Presbytery and Council related dates for 1995: 



February 4 


Presbvterv Meetine fHiffh Point Firsts 


"February Q 


Council Meeting 


February 20 


Samnler Deadline 

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February 28 


Samnler Mailing 

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March 9 


Council Meeting 


March 20 

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Samnler Deadline 


March 27 


Renort Deadline for Anril Presbvterv Packet 


March ^1 


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April 4 


Council Meeting (Program Hearing 


Anril 10 


Packet Mailing 

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Anril 25 




May 16 


Council Meeting (Budget Adoption) 


May 20 


Sampler Deadline 


May 31 


Sampler Mailing 


June 20 


Sampler Deadline 


June 22 


Council Meeting 


June 30 


Report Deadline for July Presbytery Packet 


June 30 


Sampler Mailing 


July 13 


Packet Mailing 


July 28-29 


Presbytery Meeting 


August 20 


Sampler Deadline 


August 31 


Sampler Mailing 


September 7 


Council Meeting 


September 20 


Sampler Deadline 


September 25 


Report Deadline for October Presbytery Packet 


September 29 


Sampler Mailing 


October 5 


Packet Mailing 


October 24 


Presbytery Meeting (Glendale Springs) 


November 9 


Council Meeting 


November 20 


Sampler Deadline 


November 30 


Sampler Mailing 


Presbyterian Women dates for 1995: 


March 25 


Co-ordinating Team 


April 22 


PW Spring Gathering 


August 4-6 


Spiritual Enrichment Retreat 


September 23 


PW Fall Gathering 



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6. Council has completed the necessary papers for the transferring of the Southminster property to the 
Prodigals Community, Inc., as previously authorized by Presbytery. 

7. Council has completed the sale of the former Freedom manse. All proceeds received thus far have been 
applied toward our indebtedness on this property. 

8. Council approved the Minutes of the October 25, 1994, meeting of Salem Presbytery. 

9. At the request of the Stated Clerk, a Bills and Overtures Committee will be recruited for the purpose of 
answering an overture from the Sl Paul Church (Greensboro) concerning the "Re-ImagmingConference" 
and to prepare a presentation of the Amendments to the Constitution proposed by the last meeting of 
the General Assembly. 

10. Council approved a request from Presbyterian Women to celebrate Communion at the Spiritual 
Enrichment Retreat August 4-6. 

11. Council approved a request from the Pine Hall Church to raise funds for the medical care of a child of 
that church. An announcement may be made on the floor of Presbytery and information may be included 
in the next edition of the "Salem Sampler". 



COUNCIL CONCURS WITH THE FOLLOWING REQUESTS; 

1. Council concurs with the Goals and Evaluations Committee's request to allow the following structures 
to become dormant - not seeking to fill current vacancies (including Moderators) and to seek to reassign 
those presently serving: 

Criminal Justice Committee 
Communications Committee 
Professional Development Committee 
Resource Center Committee 

Alternate ways of accomplishing these tasks are being developed by Council and Presbytery Staff. 

2. Council concurs with a request from High Point First Presbyterian Church for an endorsement of Project 
Emmaus, a program of the urban Ministry. This endorsement was needed in order for the program to 
be considered by the Women's Ministry Unit for their Presbyterian Women's Thank Offering Fund. 



INFORMATION FROM COUNCIL: 

L Social Justice Committee was asked to recommend an already available study guide of the issues 
surroundong homosexuality or suggest resources from which a study process could be designed for use by 
local churches at their own initiative. This comes from the "plan" called for by the 1993 General Assembly 
in Orlando, Florida. 

2. Council is continuing to develop a report concerning the purpose and format of Presbytery meeting to 
be presented at a later meeting of Presbytery. 

3. Council recognized the emergency nature of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic's request for a special offering 
February 19 for Barber Scotia College. Churches will be contacted directly by the Synod. 

4. The "Town Crier", an informational sheet which will list dates, places, and times of upcoming events, will 
be included in the Packet. 



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5. The 1995 Executive Committee will be Murray White, Council Moderator, Esther Preston, Council 
Secretary; Margaret Marks, Presbytery Moderator; and George Hunter, Member at Large. 

6. The possibility of having a Pictorial Directory is being studied. 

7. Two Council members will be attending the National Presbyterian Leadership Conference February 16-18. 



ACTION: 



Presbytery granted permission to Camp Grier to raise up to $9,000 in Salem Presbytery for the 
purpose of enlarging the Camp Grier Dining HalL A letter may be sent to pastors and sessions 
asking for contributions from their churches for this purpose. 



BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Jud Milam, Moderator 



The report of the Budget and Finance Committee was included in the Packet and is admitted to record here. 

1994 Financial Update : Salem Presbytery's Benevolence Budget anticipated receipts of $1,825,000 in 1994. 
Actual receipts totaled $1,774,778. The Presbytery received $1,087,232 from benevolence and program receipts 
(general operating and mission), and expended $1,001,912 (see Appendix E, pp. 38-50). Excess receipts over 
expenditures total $78,881. From this excess, $12,773 will be forwarded to the General Assembly and $8,532 
to the Synod fo the Mid- Atlantic to honor the 1994 commitments to these governing bodies; this complies with 
a previous action of the Presbytery stating that: 

"All year-end unused budgeted benevolence available for Presbytery's use shall be spent in the 
following manner: First, commitments to General Assembly and Synod shall be fulfilled. Second, 
any unused funds in excess of our commitments to General Assembly and Synod shall be used at the 
discretion of the Presbytery upon recommendation of the Presbytery Council in consultation with the 
Budget and Finance Committee." 



RECOGNITION OF ED YE WILLIAMSON 
Hewon Han 

Hewon Han presented the Certification as Director of Christian Education to Edye Williamson, who serves 
in the North Wilkes boro Presbyterian Church. 

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS 
Christie Leininger, Moderator 

Christie Leininger presented the Annual International Missions Church of the Year Award to the Pine Hall 
Presbyterian Church and the Cooleemee Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Robert L. Robert and Ms. 
Christie Leininger received the International Missions Person of the Year Award in recognition of their 
participation in international missions. John Handley presented the award to Christie Leininger. 



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REPORT OF BELLS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE 



Angus McGregor presented the report of the Bills and Overtures Committee. 
Regarding the Proposed Amendments fo the Constitution : 



ACTION: 

2. Salem Presbytery voted on the Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.) as follows: 

A.1. Against 
A.2. For 

A. 3. For 

B. For 
C For 

D. Against 

E. For 



Regarding an Overture from St Paul Presbyterian Church (Greensboro^ (Appendix F, pp. 51-52): 



ACTION: 

3. Salem Presbytery answered the Overture from the St. Paul Presbyterian Church (Greensboro) by 
referring to previous actions taken by Salem Presbytery at its Twenty-Second Stated Meeting, 
April 26, 1994, pp. 72, 116-118. 



SERVICE OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT 

After approving his Honorable Retirement effective January 31, 1995, Presbytery joined in a service of 
Honorable Retirement for The Reverend William S. Metzel led by The Reverend Michael Warren. Jesse 
Bledsoe spoke of his contributions to the Church during his ministry. John Handley presented to Mr. Metzel 
a framed Certificate of Retirement on behalf of Salem Presbytery. 



LUNCH 

Presbytery was adjourned with prayer at 12:35 for lunch. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Moderator reconvened Presbytery at 1:25 pjn. and Harvey Walker led the prayers of intercession and the 
dedication of the 2c-A-Meal/Pennies Offering. 



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IN MEMORY OF 
J. BENJAMIN KIRKLAND, JR. 



A Tribute to Ben Kirkland (1942-1995) who was too briefly amongst us. 
He was the funniest among us. He was easily sincere because it was real. 

He was the better athlete, the looked-up-to, warm classmate who was in seminary with us. He was a 
magnet for people between classes and at meal times. He played seminary athletics with the same zeal as he 
did in high school and helped his teammates hobble to the sidelines. Not a great scholar as I recall. He 
struggled with the rest of us...but, wise. Very wise. Somehow Ben got a grip on what it was we were at the 
seminary for and became a pastor to classmates before he got his diploma. 

We never really said goodbye to Ben because we knew we would be hearing lots more about him. He 
would be a leader in our church. He would be known, respected and loved in all the communities in which 
he would serve. Sure enough, that's how he started out until trespassing cells nested in his brain and started 
robbing this man of coordination, memory and mental acuity. The humor stayed put I don't know how. 
Every time I ever visited with Ben his warm humor was intact even though his faculties were deteriorating 
because of the tumor. 

His church members called him a friend. They say he was warm, compassionate, that he visited in the 
homes of folks, tender, good to his mother who finally had to return the gift as one of his caregivers when he 
became an invalid. He was known as a lover of animals and little kids even though he leaves none of his own. 
What a list! They are the heartfelt comments of friends and church members who knew him. 

Ben pastored well among us, lived big among us, he taught by just being himself and showed the rest of 
us how to serve the One he served welL 

A Muse from Second Creek Read by The Reverend W. Russell Ward, Jr. 

PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY COMMITTEE 
Frank Allen, Moderator 



ACTION: 

4. Upon recommendation of the Committee On Preparation For Ministry, Salem Presbytery enrolled 
Michael Richard Underwood as a Candidate for Ministry, under the provisions set forth in G- 
14.0305d. 



ACTION: 

5. Ron Nelson was released from covenant relationship with Salem Presbytery to accept a call to 
the Sharon Presbyterian Church in Charlotte Presbytery. 



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EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
David Kivett, Moderator 

Presbytery proceeded with the examination of William J. Cowfer and David H Sutton. They have been 
examined and approved by the Examinations Committee of Salem Presbytery. 

RECEPTION OF DAVID H. SUTTON 



ACTION: 

6. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of David H. Sutton in accordance with 
Book of Order G-11.0402. 

a. The Reverend David H. Sutton was received into Salem Presbytery from West Virginia 
Presbytery so that he may accept the call of the Guilford Park Presbyterian Church in 
Greensboro, effective January 1, 1995. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

I trust in God, whom I know as Creator and Redeemer of the universe, and of my life. 

My experience of God, congruent with the witness of scriptures and the church, is as one 
God, yet in three persons: the God whom Jesus called Father, Christ Jesus the Son, and Holy 
Spirit. My relationship with God evokes wonder and awe in me at the mystery, majesty, and 
mercy of God. 

My earliest faith grew out of a sense of God in the created world, out of the stories of the 
Bible I heard in the church, and out of the goodness I experienced in the church. Maturing 
in years and experience has shown me the reality of sin in people and principalities and 
powers, including the church. It also convinces me how crucial is the person and work of 
Jesus Christ, how important is the formative (and reformative!) role of the scriptures in the 
church, and how crucial it is that we learn to live based on the forgiving, transforming grace 
of God. 

I trust in Jesus Christ, who is sovereign over all and savior. In Christ Jesus God is among 
us, reconciling us to God, redeeming creation, rescuing us from the folly of sin and the tragedy 
of death. In the life and teachings, and the death and resurrection, and sovereignty of Jesus 
Christ, God has accomplished our salvation and gives us reason to live, serve, rejoice, and 
hope. 

I trust in the Holy Spirit as Lord and giver of life. The wind and breath at creation, the 
Spirit of God moving in Israel, the source of our being born from above in Christ, the power 
shaping the church at Pentecost, and the life and faith of the church, and individuals, today 
are from God's Spirit. 

I believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as God's word. By the inspiration 
of the Holy Spirit God's good word has been and is spoken, remembered, written, read, heard, 
understood, responded to in faith, and passed on from generation to generation. The 
scriptures give witness to Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of God's graceful dealings with God's 
people Israel and the church. Jesus Christ is Living Word, giving authority to the word we 
receive in scripture. 



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I believe the church, the body of Christ in the world. The church is formed by the Spirit 
to live in Christ's truth and grace, and commissioned by Christ to tell His truth and grace to 
the world. In and through the church believers are called to live and serve after the manner 
of Jesus Christ. We are called to use gifts the Spirit gives us for ministry, to love one another 
and build up the church. 

I believe and pray for the coming of God's Kingdom The sovereign reign of God 
proclaimed and shown by Jesus gives impetus for the mission of the church in the world. Yet 
it is God alone who will finally bring that reign in its fullness. So we pray and work for God's 
reign: but no matter what obstacles God's reign may face, we continue to hope as well. 

My hope for the future rests on God's power that delivered Hebrew slaves from bondage, 
and raised Jesus from the grave. The creation, the world, the church, my life and the lives of 
those I love I entrust to God. By grace we are able to look forward with confidence to the 
reign of God in Christ in righteousness and peace. 

Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral Relationship between Mr. Sutton and the 
Guilford Park Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, effective January 1, 1995; 
approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. The 
Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provisions of the Book of Order (G-11.0501.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call 



Salary 


53339.00 


Housing Allowance 


14,000.00 


Utilities Allowance 


3,000.00 


Automobile Allowance 


2^00.00 


Study Allowance 


750.00 


Benefits Plan 


Provided 


Moving Costs 


Provided 


Vacation 


Four Weeks 


Study Leave 


Two Weeks 



The following Commission was approved to install him as Pastor of Guilford Park Presbyterian 
Church on February 19, 1995, at 11:00 ajn. at Guilford Park Presbyterian Church in 
Greensboro, North Carolina. 

NAME RESPONSIBILrrY MINISTER/ELDER 

Bob Herron Preside & Propound Minister 

the Constitutional Questions 

Stewart Ellis Preach the Sermon Minister 

Stewart Ellis Charge the Minister Minister 

Melanie Rodenbough Charge the Cong. Elder 

Joann Hull Prayer of Installation Minister 

Robert Rush Lead in Worship Elder 

Mr. Sutton was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Presbytery. 



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RECEPTION OF WILLIAM J. COWFER 



ACTION: 

7. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of William J. Cowfer in accordance with 
Book of Order G-l 1.0402. 

a. The Reverend William J. Cowfer was received into Salem Presbytery from Coastal Carolina 
Presbytery as a member in good standing, and his work at Barium Springs Home for Children 
as Associate for Finaicial Resources was declared a validated ministry. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

My faith and theological perspectives are based upon my understanding of both the Old 
and New Testaments as the Divinely inspired Word of God. The acceptance of both Old and 
New Testaments as the uniquely authoritative Word of God is essential to one's understanding 
of the nature and relationship of God and humankind. At least three precepts arise from this 
acceptance and interpretation of Holy Scripture: 

- Human Sin; It is clear that all are sinners and that by confession and acceptance of God's 
grace, freely given, all may experience forgiveness. 

- Sovereignty of God; God is the source and power of all creation as stated in the prologue 
of the Gospel of John 1:1-4. 

- Covenant; Both Old and New Testaments describe the covenantal nature of God who has 
ordained that people be in covenant community. Jesus declared the New Covenant at the Last 
Supper with His disciples. St. Paul described this fellowship of the New Covenant as the 
Church, the Body of Christ 

God's divine nature and redemptive love have been revealed to us throughout human 
history. This redemptive love of God was uniquely manifested in the life of Jesus Christ The 
resurrection of Jesus the Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit empower the people of 
God to be the Church of Jesus Christ. 

In the sacrament of Holy Baptism believers witness to their forgiveness of sin, their dying 
with Christ and their new life shared in His resurrection. Baptism then becomes an experience 
of covenantal union with Christ It is a public witness to our being joined with the Body of 
Christ in the Family of Faith. When infants of baptized believers are baptized; the 
congregation, as well as the parents, covenant to teach and nurture these children so that they 
may experience and witness that the risen Lord is Lord of their lives. 

The Church gathers in worship as the Family of Faith, people of the resurrection. We 
gather to preach, hear the word of God, to baptize and to celebrate the Lord's Supper. In this 
corporate body the people of God pray, share the support of Christian fellowship, study and 
witness to God's redemptive love through ministries of service and reconciliation. 

Central to Presbyterian polity is the insistence upon consultation and coordination among 
all governing bodies of the church structure. The interdependent nature of the Presbyterian 
Church (USA) demonstrates that all four levels of governing bodies of the church are units 
of mission. Each of these governing bodies resources and enhances the work of all others. 
Among all four I view the session as the primary unit of mission. 



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In matters of faith and doctrine I am disciplined by my understanding of Holy Scripture 
and the Book of Confessions. In governance and administration, I am directed and bound by 
Holy Scripture and the Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (USA) along with actions 
of the General Assembly, the synod and the presbytery of my membership. These together 
shall determine my understanding for direction for ministry, administration and mission. 

c. Mr. Cowfer was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Presbytery. 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
Ann Jahnes/Jim Rissmiller, Co-Moderators 

Ministers Moving Within the Presbytery 



ACTION: 

8. The call of Madison Presbyterian Church in Madison, North Carolina, to The Reverend Molly 
Morgan to serve as Pastor was found in order and the terms of her call (printed below) were 
approved; and the call was placed in her hands. The Committee On Ministry is satisfied that this 
congregation has complied with the EEO provisions of the Book of Order (G-l 1.0502 g) and the 
AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this calL The effective date 
is February 1, 1995. 



Salary $ 22,295.00 

Housing Allowance 10,000.00 

Automobile Reimbursement 3,000.00 

Benefits Plan 8,400.00 

Vacation Four weeks 

Study Leave Two weeks 

Continuing Education 1,000 



The following Administrative Commission was approved to install her as Pastor of Madison 
Presbyterian Church on March 12, 1995, at 3:00 p.m. at Madison Presbyterian Church in Madison, 
North Carolina. 



NAME 

Ann Jahnes 

John Dowdle 
Z. Holler 
Stewart Ellis 
Phyllis Kort 
Thomas Ross 
Caroline Vanstory 
Lois Brake 



RESPONSIBILITY 

Preside & Propound 

the Constitutional Questions 
Questions to Congregation 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minis ter 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 



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RECOMMENDATION: 

9. The Reverend Robert E Osman was granted permission to serve as Parish Associate of the 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, in accordance with G-14.0515. 
The effective date is November 21, 1994. 



Dissolution Of Pastoral Relationships 



ACTIONS: 



10. The pastoral relationship between The Reverend William S. Metzel and the Collinstown/Francisco 
Presbyterian Church, Westfield, North Carolina, was dissolved effective January 31, 1995. 

11. The relationship between The Reverend Tom Lane and the Campus Ministry Board of UNC-G, 
Greensboro, North Carolina, was dissolved effective December 31, 1994. 

12. The pastoral relationship between The Reverend Robert L. Yoder and the Bethesda Presbyterian 
Church, Statesville, North Carolina, was dissolved effective March 1, 1995. 



Request To Labor Outside the Bounds of Salem Presbytery 



ACTION: 

13. The Reverend Leighton Culler was granted permission to labor outside the bounds of Salem 
Presbytery to serve as an Interim Pastor at Christiansburg Presbyterian Church, Presbytery of the 
Peaks, for a period of one year, effective January 1, 1995. 



Request To Labor Inside the Bounds of Salem Presbytery 



ACTIONS: 

14. The Reverend Virginia Ann Cowfer, a member of Cherokee Presbytery, was granted permission 
to labor inside the bounds of Salem Presbytery for a period of one year beginning November 17, 
1994. 

15. The Reverend Joan LaFollette, a member of Susquehanna Valley Presbytery, was granted 
permission to labor inside the bounds of Salem Presbytery. 



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Interim Pastor Relationships 



ACTIONS: 

16. The Reverend Joan LaFollette, was granted permission to serve as Interim Associate Pastor at the 
Graham Presbyterian Church, Graham, North Carolina, for a one-year period from January 1, 
1995, to December 31, 1995. 

17. The Interim Pastor relationship between The Reverend Morton Kurtz and the Greenwood 
Presbyterian Church was renewed from November 1, 1994, to October 31, 1995. 



Appointment of Moderator of Sessions 



ACTIONS: 

18. The Reverend Leland Richardson was appointed as Moderator of the Session at the Mocksville, 
Second Presbyterian Church, Mocksville, North Carolina. 

19. The Reverend James Henderson was appointed as Moderator of the Session at Ml Vernon 
Presbyterian Church, Woodleaf, North Carolina. 

20. The Reverend George Hunter was appointed as Moderator of the Session at Cameron 
Presbyterian Church, Statesville, North Carolina. 

21. The Reverend Marie Reed was appointed as Moderator of the Session at Pleasant Grove 
Presbyterian Church, Yanceyville, North Carolina. 

22. The Reverend Rick Wurst was appointed as Moderator of the Session at Griers Presbyterian 
Church, Leasburg, North Carolina. 



Ministers Transferring to Another Presbytery 



ACTIONS: 

23. The Reverend William Johnston was granted permission to transfer from Salem Presbytery to 
Baltimore Presbytery effective December 15, 1994. 

24. The Reverend Jim Shields was granted permission to transfer from Salem Presbytery to the 
Presbytery of Glacier, at their request, effective November 17, 1994. 

25. The Reverend Robert L. Yoder was granted permission to transfer from Salem Presbytery to 
Coastal Carolina Presbytery to accept the call to the Bluff Presbyterian Church effective March 
1, 1995. 



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Validation of Ministry 



ACTION: 

26. The Reverend Frank Dew's position as Chaplain at Greensboro Urban Ministry was declared a 
validated minis try in accordance with the Book of Order (G-l 1.00403), and he was granted 
permission to labor in this validated ministry beyond the jurisdiction of the church (G- 14.0411) 
for a period of one year, effective November 1, 1994. 



Request for Retirement 
ACTION: 

27. The Reverend William S. Metzel was granted the status of Honorably Retired, effective January 
31, 1995. 



Renewal of Stated Supply Relationship 
ACTION: 

28. The Stated Supply relationship between The Reverend James Mitcham and the Shady Side 
Presbyterian Church, Lexington, North Carolina, was renewed from September 1, 1994, through 
February 28, 1995. 



Report of Ministers 
ACTION: 

29. The list of ministers and positions provided for Presbytery was approved as the record of Salem 
Presbytery (Appendix G, pp. 53-61). 



Changes in Terms of Call 
ACTION: 

30. The Changes in Terms of Call for 1995 were approved (Appendix H, pp. 62-69). 



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IN MEMORY OF 
JOHN ROBERT MCALPINE, III 
1916 - 1994 



Jack, as he was known, was born March 26, 1916, in Harts ville, S.C. After completing schooling at 
Presbyterian College (S.C.) in 1937, Union Seminary in Virginia in 1940, and a Master of Theology degree 
at Princeton Seminary in 1942, he was ordained by Pee Dee Presbytery July 5, 1942. He served from 1942-45 
as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy. During his tour of duty, he married Annie Lea Hope of Darlington, S.C. They 
had two sons: John Robert, IV, and Russell Hope. Jack served Lexington, N.C. First Church, 1945-57; Steele 
Creek Church, Charlotte, 1957-71; and Henderson, N.C. First Church, 1971-81. He was honorably retired by 
Orange Presbytery, March 31, 1981. He lived on Lake Norman during his retirement until his death, 
September 8, 1994. It was at Steele Creek Church that Jack met Price Gwynn, a member of that Session. 
They became close friends. Price Gwynn went on to become Moderator of the General Assembly and 
eulogized his friend at the funeral held at Unity Church, Denver, N.C. His tribute to Jack McAlpine follows: 

"Jack McAlpine was more than a friend. You see, I loved him-- loved him first, I think, as a response to 
his compelling commitment. He was called to preach, trained to preach, good at it. But he never got over 
a terrible nervousness before getting into the pulpit. Once there, the Lord sustained him, provided what he 
needed; but until that moment arrived, he agonized. Prayer, counseling, even medication failed to help. Most 
Sunday mornings before the worship hour, Jack got so tense that he had to vomit, sometimes more than once. 
The Session soon learned about his problem, and we assigned him a bathroom nobody else was allowed to use. 
Here was a man obedient to a call, but tormented by it I don't know of a call that doesn't cost something. 
There's a sermon here somewhere. I can't preach it, but Jack did. Did it through a life of service and 
commitment to Christ Can you imagine his consternation one day when a new member of the Session 
suggested that we go to two services on Sunday. Jack would have been a basket case. 

Another thing I loved in Jack was his marvelous capacity for joy. He saw life as a journey to be celebrated, 
and it's hard to sustain that conclusion unless you're a Christian. As Chairman of the Pulpit Nominating 
Committee that brought him to Steele Creek, I had more than a casual interest in his ministry. In spite of 
a relaxed demeanor and easy smile, Jack was wound pretty tight inside; and early on we convinced him that 
he needed some activity that would get him away from the church and take his mind off the church's agenda. 
After some reluctance, he chose golf. It was a fortuitous selection. Not because he had talent for it. Jack 
could walk and chew gum at the same time, but that was somewhere near the limit of his athletic prowess. 
Golf was good for him. He worked at it, enjoyed playing on Mondays with his preacher cronies, Bob Rayburn 
and Russell Carr, and the day finally came when he broke 100-shot a 99-what golfers call a career best. That 
night he called me at home in great excitement to relate his triumph. We relived the round hole by hole, and 
I gloried with him in the accomplishment But the real surprise came on Sunday. The first hymn was #99. 
The Old Testament Scripture was from the 99th Psalm, and the second hymn was #299. The New Testament 
lesson was from the 15th Chapter of Luke. Jack read the story of the lost sheep, and I wondered what he was 
going to do with that But he didn't preach about the lost sheep. He preached about the 99 who didn't get 
lost, who stayed in the fold, who tried to follow the shepherd's instructions. It was a message of singular 
power. Here was a man who knew there was plenty of pain and hurt and tragedy in the world; but who also 
knew that each of us has small victories, personal achievements, if only others will notice. He had the unique 
capacity for recognizing and maximizing those contributions whether they occurred in his life or yours. He 
made them the cause of special celebration, and that capacity for joy I dearly loved in him. 

Finally, I'm sure all of us treasured his sense of humor— never far from the surface, always available to 
lighten a load, deflect anger, or ease frustration. I went to the hospital. . .to visit him. He was wan and pale. 
His time was short and he knew it The end was near. He was ready. We talked and prayed about it. The 
ashen pallor of death was on his cheeks, but it didn't cloud his eyes. When it came time for me to go, 
somehow I didn't want to leave; so to keep the visit alive I said, 'Jack I've been invited to preach at the Myers 
Park Baptist Church on Sunday.' And quick as a flash he said, 'Price, you better have an understanding about 
the honorarium. Those Baptist are notoriously tight when it comes to parting with a dollar.' Thinkin g to get 



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the final word in one time, I carried on the spoof by saying, 'Jack, I've got the arrangement We've agreed to 
split the collection.' 'Split the collection,' he snorted. 'Don't you know in Baptist theology they get everything 
that folds, and you get the lose change?' We laughed together-he through pain, me through tears. 

Of all the people whose lives have touched or intersected mine over 72 active years, there are only a dozen 
or so that I really look forward to fellowshipping with in heaven. Jack McAlpine is one of my twelve. It's 
time to say goodbye, Jack, for now." 

Read by The Reverend Jeffrey D. Smith 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 
Ron Bowie, Moderator 

John Handley presented, on behalf of the Evangelism Committee, a certificate indicating the signing of the 
Commitment to Evangelism to the First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. 

SMALL CHURCH SUPPORT COMMITTEE 
William Hayes, Moderator 

The Small Church Support Committee continues to work in the name of Salem Presbytery to provide 
necessary support to our smaller churches. One means of that support comes in the form of Salary Support 
for ministers in some of our smaller churches. The following grants for Salary Support have been approved 
by the Committee for 1995: 



Allen Temple 


$3,500 


Beulah 


5,000 


Calvary, Statesville 


7,000 


Cooleemee 


5,000 


Danbury 


10,450 


Dogwood Acres 


6,000 


Gulf 


1,782 


Hills 


4,940 


Immanuel 


7,000 


Tensing 


1,000 (plus $10,000 




from Bicentei 


Laurel Fork 


1376 


Mocksville, Second 


3,000 


Old Town 


5,000 


St Paul, High Point 


6,000 


Shady Side 


4,500 


Trinity, Elon College 


5,000 


Wilkesboro Chapel 


L440 


Yadkin United 


3,600 


Yadkanville 


8.604 


TOTAL GRANTS APPROVED 


$90,192 



This will leave approximately $23,000 in CONTINGENCY for needs which will arise during 1995 as churches 
without ministers at the present time issue calls to ministers. 



ACTION: 

31. Presbytery approved the report of the Committee and the grants as recommended by the 
Committee. 



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REPORT OF SYNOD COMMISSIONERS 

The Reverend Judson Milam reported on the adjourned meeting of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic which met 
January 27-28, 1995, in Richnond, Virginia. 



CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COMMITTEE 
Donna Chase/Edye Williamson, Co-Moderators 

Donna Chase, Edye Williamson, and Avys Massey shared information regarding the Children's Minsitry 
Workshop being held on February 18, 1995, at the Parkway Presbyterian Church from 830 ajn. - 12:15 p.m. 



WORSHIP AND MUSIC COMMITTEE 
Julia Richmond, Moderator 



Whaley Batson reminded those present of the workshop being sponsored by the Worship and Music 
Committee, Building Inclusive Community through Worship, being held on February 25, 1995, from 9:00 a.m. 
til 1:00 p.m. at the Shallowford Presbyterian Church. 

ECUMENICAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE 
Lois Brake, Moderator 



Lois Brake presented the report for the committee commenting on some things in which the Committee has 
been involved and is planning for the future. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Sam McGregor, Moderator 



ACTION: 



32. Salem Presbytery elected the following persons to fill vacancies in the structure as stated: 

replaces Ginny Couch 



Church in the World Division Moderator 
Barbara Clawson (New Creation) 



Congregational Life Division Moderator 
Ed Powers (Church of the Covenant) 

Adult Ministry Committee 
Class of '97 

Barbara Hochuli (Asheboro First) 

Camp New Hope/Presbvterian Point Committee 
Class of '95 

Gregory Scott (Mebane) 
Class of '97 

Rev. Bob Button (Pine Hall/Sandy Ridge) 



replaces Rev. Pat Stewart 

replaces Ed Powers 

replaces Rev. Bob Bryant 
replaces John Johnson 



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Children's Ministry Committee 
Class of '97 

Rev. Lisa Nelson (Prospect) 



replaces Paige Tolar 



Educational Ministries Committee Moderator 
Fred Ward (Parkway) 

Evangelism 
Class of '95 

Ms. Vada Tatum (Calvary) 

Mr. Fred Tatum (Calvary) 
Class of '96 

Rev. Lisa Nelson (Prospect) 

Goals and Evaluations Committee 
Class of '96 

Muriel Ward (Alamance) 

Hunger Committee 
Class of '96 

Regi Blackburn (Greensboro First) 



replaces Rev. Curtis Patterson 



replaces Gwendolyn Wallace 
replaces Anne Smith 

replaces Sallie Miller 



replaces Melissa Smith 



replaces Rev. Bob Henderson 



International Missions Committee 
Class of '96 

Rev. Steve Wilkins (Third Creek) replaces Moe Harper 

Class of '97 

Rev. Nathan Byrd (St. James) replaces Ruth Metzel 

Ministry Committee 
Class of '96 

Cora Massey (St Paul-High Point) replaces Rev. Ivan Lowery 

Class of '97 

Tom Vinson (Yadkin United) 

(Asking Presbytery to make an exception to allow his serving a third term) 

Permanent Judicial Commission Moderator 

Rev. Bob Matthews (Fieldstone) replaces Rev. Pat Stewart 

Class of 2000 

Ginger Booker (Greensboro First) replaces Rev. Pat Stewart 

Representation Committee 
Class of '97 

Rev. Michael Poulos (Greensboro First) replaces Martha Smith 

Small Church Committee 
Class of '95 

Sandra Tillman (St. Paul-High Point) replaces Rev. Bill Metzel 



Social Justice Committee 
Class of '95 

Rev. Bill Stephens (Trinity-Elon College) replaces Roy Carruth 



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Spiritual Formation and Enrichment Committee Co-Moderators 
Rev. Frank Dew (New Creation) 
Althea Bradford (Sl James) 



ACTION: 

33. Salem Presbytery elected Neel Fleming (Hawfields) Moderator-elect 



ACTION: 




34. The following changes were made in 1995 General Assembly Commissioners and Alternates: 
Minister Commissioner Lucius Gray is unable to attend in '95. He was replaced with Minister 
Commissioner Russ Ward (Asheboro First). 


1995 Minister Alternates: 




Rev. Linda Blessing 
Rev. James Dickens 
Rev. John Milholland 
Rev. David Partington 


Pine Ridge/Hills 
Logan 

Fifth Creek/Old Providence 
Shallowford 


1995 Elder Alternates: 




Bertie Jane Mauney 
Annie P. McCrae 
Jim Price 
June Woodall 


Lexington Second 
Dellabrook 
Winston-Salem First 
Prospect 


Youth Advisory Deligate Alternate: 




Ben Gentry 


Speedwell 



ACTION: 

35. Presbytery elected the following person to serve on a Synod Committee: 
Committee on Representation : 
Ms. Debbie Coles (Beulah) 



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ACTION: 

36. Presbytery nominated the following persons for consideration to serve on Synod's Council: 

Rev. J. Herbert Nelson (St. James) 
Mr. Fred Ward (Parkway) 
Mr. Fred Tatum (Calvary) 



REMAINING VACANCIES : 

_replace Wendy Yoder 

_replace Rev. Bob Bryant 

_replace Nancy Gilbert 

_replace Jane Murden 
_replace Barbara Clawson 

replace Carol Carpenter 

replace Rev. Sam Stevenson 

replace B. Buie 

replace Rev. Michael Poulos 



REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 
Elder-Minister Balance at Presbytery Meetings 

As required by the Book of Order G-11.0101b., I report that we have 229 ministers who are resident members 
of Salem Presbytery and 185 potential elder commissioners from our 155 congregations. 

Therefore, there is an imbalance of 44 more ministers than elders. 



Adult Ministry Committee 
Class of '97 



Camp New Hope/Presbyterian Point Committee 
Moderator 

Educational Ministry Committee 

Class of '96 



Hunger Committee 

Class of '96 

Class of '97 



Preparation for Ministry Committee 
Class of '97 



Racial Ethnic Committee 
Moderator 

Representation Committee 
Class of '97 



Youth Ministry Committee 

Class of '96 

Class of '97 



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Following the plan adopted in 1989 (April 6 meeting), the following action will redress that imbalance. 



ACTION: 




37. Presbytery invited each of the 21 racial ethnic congregations to send one additional elder 


commissioner above that number authorized by the Book of Order and the remaining 23 elder 


commissioners were invited from the following churches (the April 1989 Meeting approved that 


these additional commissioners be determined alphabetically [by town]) beginning with the April 


1995 meeting and continuing through the First Stated Meeting of 1996: 


High Point First 


Lexington Second 


St. Paul (High Point) 


Shady Side 


Jamestown 


Love Valley 


Ebenezer 


Madison 


Kernersville First 


Bethel 


Lansing 


Cross Roads 


Laurel Fork 


Hawfields 


Peak Creek 


Mebane 


Griers 


Yadkin United 


Shallowford 


Milton 


Fairmont 


MocksviUe First 


Lexington First 





Administrative Commissions 

The Minutes of the following Administrative Commissions have been received: 



ACTION: 

38. The Minutes of the Administrative Commission to organize the Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church 
were admitted to the record with praise and thanksgiving to our gracious God. (Appendix L p. 
70.) 



The following persons have served on the Administrative Commission for the Madison Church: 
The Reverend Dale Davidson (Member-at-Large), Moderator; The Reverend Z. N. Holler (Presbyterian 
Church of the Covenant), Clerk; Elder Lois Brake (Grace); Elder Coy Stack (Eden First); The Reverend Mary 
Boyd Click (El Bethel); Elder Fred Cundiff (Saint James); and The Reverend Jonathan Barker (Member-at- 
Large). 



ACTION: 

39. The Minutes of the Administrative Commission for the Madison Church (established in 1992) 
were admitted to the record (Appendix J, pp. 71-123), and the Commission was dissolved with our 
deep appreciation to each of them, to the officers and congregation of the church, to Molly 
Morgan and Angus McGregor who served the church in temporary pastoral relationships during 
the Commission's work, and to Almighty God whose power and grace have been evident as both 
healing and focusing for mission have taken place. 



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Approval of Session Records 



The following Sessions have acted to correct omissions/errors in their official records presented for review 
resulting in the "Approval, Pending" designation. Therefore, I move 



ACTION: 

40. The following corrected Sessional Records were "Approved" for the years noted: 

Boone First Church 1992 
Statesville First Church 1993 
Thomasville First Church 1993 



Special Offering for Barber Scotia College 

At its meeting in June of 1994, the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic called for an emergency special offering on 
behalf of Barber Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina. The college has significantly reduced its level 
of indebtedness through the generosity of many individuals and groups, as well as through careful planning. 
Barber Scotia College has played a unique and significant role in the education of many of our African- 
American members and ministers. 



ACTION: 

41. The churches and individuals in Salem Presbytery were urged to respond generously to this Synod 
request for a special offering in each of our churches on February 19, 1995. 



Waiver of G-14.0201a. 

The Book of Order G-14.0201a. calls for limited terms of Elders prohibiting consecutive years of active service 
to no more than six. G- 14. 0202a (3) allows a church with limited membership which finds it impossible to 
provide for rotation of terms to request Presbytery to waive those requirements for no more than three years. 
Sandy Ridge Church has made such a request 



ACTION: 

42. The Sandy Ridge Church (Stokes County) was granted a waiver of the requirements of G- 14.0201a 
for a period of one year while making every effort to return to the regular rotation for 1996. The 
church is requested to report its efforts to the February 1996 Meeting of Salem Presbytery. 



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Harmony Presbyterian Church Administrative Commission 



ACTION: 



43. Upon the recommendation of the Harmony Presbyterian Church Administrative Commission, 
Marion Elam and Dorothy W. Co nan t were designated/elected as the President and the Secretary 
respectively of the Harmony Presbyterian Church Corporation* and as such officers, they were 
authorized to execute and deliver a N.C General Warranty Deed and a Title Insurance Affidavit 
and Agreement on behalf of the Harmony Presbyterian Church Corporation* as a part of the 
documentation needed to close the sale by Salem Presbytery (through Salem Presbytery 
Corporation) of the former Harmony Church manse property in Harmony, N.C to Mr. and Mrs. 
Jerry R. Rhyne for a gross property sale price of $53,200.00. 

Further, these same two individuals (or any other individuals designated from time to time by the 
Harmony Presbyterian Church Administrative Commission to act and serve in their stead) were 
authorized to execute and deliver, as officers and on behalf of the Harmony Presbyterian Church 
Corporation*, any future deed(s) and other documents which may be necessary or requested as 
a part of the documentation needed to close the sale or other transfer of any of the other former 
Harmony Church property which may be approved by the Harmony Church Administrative 
Commission. 

*The formal legal name of which is Harmony Presbyterian Church, Harmony, North Carolina, 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 



John Handley presented the retiring Moderator, Elder W. Erwin Fuller, Jr. with a certification of appreciation 
for his service as Moderator of Salem Presbytery in 1994 and 1995. 



Presbytery elected Elder Margaret Marks of the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Statesville to be Moderator 
from February 4, 1995, through the February 1996 meeting of Presbytery. 



There being no further business, the Twenty-Fifth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was adjourned with 
prayer by newly elected Moderator Margaret Marks at 4:15 p.m. The next Stated Meeting will be held on 
Tuesday, April 25, 1995, at 9:00 a.m. at the Alamance Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. 



RECOGNITION OF RETIRING MODERATOR 



ELECTION OF NEW MODERATOR 



ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 



Attested: 




Stated Clerk 



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APPENDIX A 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
NECROLOGY 1994 



Alamance 

Roy L Martin 
Lawrence S. Hart 

Allen Temple 
John F. Carr 

Asburv 

Mary Jo Collins 

Asheboro First 
W. W. Adams 

Bethel 

Avery Hunter 

Buffalo 

Harry Rankin Smith 
Archie Duncan McGirt 
Langester C Criscoe 
Edna Kivett Bell 

Burlington First 
Charles Bean 
Tom Neal 



Centre 



Samuel Favor 
Robert Cowan 

Concord 

Joseph Lentz 

Covenant 

Leonard Macon 

Dellabrook 

Herbert M Hickerson 

Edward Webb 

Leone R. Cannon 

El Bethel 

William Douglas Parker 



Elkin 



Dr. C G Dudley 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 
Elder 
Elder 
Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



January 16, 1994 
February 18, 1994 



March 22, 1994 
March 12, 1994 
July 12, 1994 
March 8, 1994 



January 1, 1994 
February 5, 1994 
April 3, 1994 
October 6, 1994 



January 4, 1994 
March 6, 1994 



March 2, 1994 
October 20, 1994 



April, 1994 
February 15, 1994 
May 23, 1994 
January 7, 1994 
September L 1994 
May 14, 1994 



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Faith 

Warren A- Hall 



Elder 



May 21, 1994 



Flat Rock 

Ugo Alfano 

Forest Park 

Bettie K. Mundhenke 

Francisco 

R. Arthur Smith 

Grace 

Hattie Jarrett 
Ella Mae Phelps 

Graham 

George H. Heckman, Sr. 
William B. Compton 

Greensboro First 
Lee P. Vanstory 
Elizabeth W. Whittington 
Alton H. Parker 

Guilford Park 

Harold Barrier, Sr. 

High Point First 

Samuel H Groce 
William Samuel McKinney 
John William Herndon 

Jamestown 

J. Thomas Futrell 

Korean First 

Sung Hee Ryoo 

Llovd 

Edwin L. Patterson 

Memorial 

Margaret Saul 
Walter L. Summers 

Mooresville First 

Robert J. Holshouser 

Parkway 

Mr. Shirley Collins 

Pittsboro 

Lucy C Walden 
Caley M Goodwin 



Elder 



Deacon 



Elder Emeritus 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 
Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Elder 
Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Wife of retired pastor 



Elder/Clerk of Session 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



June 6, 1994 
June 6, 1994 
July 21, 1994 



June, 1994 
March, 1994 



February 23, 1994 
October 21, 1994 



February 20, 1994 
August 15, 1994 
December 9, 1994 



June 14, 1994 



November 13, 1994 
December 2, 1994 
December 19, 1994 



May 26, 1994 
August 6, 1994 
August 27, 1994 



March 17, 1994 
May 18, 1994 



June 13, 1994 
April 16, 1994 



January 6, 1994 
April 12, 1994 



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Pleasant Grove 



Hill Bans 

Saint Andrews 
Ron Shaw 

Saint James 

Helen Branford 
S. C Smith 
Flotilla Watkins 

Saint Paul (Greensboro) 
Elwood Shamel 
Mildred Thomas 
Frank Vanstory 

Salisbury First 

Colquitt Clark 
Louis Harrison 

Sedgefield 

Ralph Davis 

Shady Side 

Samuel J. Farrington 

Sparta 

J. Rush Thompson 

Starmount 

James William Morrow 

Stoneville 

Eddie Ferguson 

Stony Creek 

Leslie P. Vaughn 

Taylorsville 

Frances F. Cooke 

Thvatira 

Theodore Sloan 

Trinity rElon College) 

Robert Ludwig Von Bergen 
Marjorie Gross Whitaker 

Trinity (Salisbury) 
Louise Pharr 

Unity 

Donald K. Watson 



Elder September^ 1994 

Hder December 30, 1994 

Elder March 23, 1994 

Hder April 22, 1994 

Elder August 27, 1994 

Elder March 4, 1994 

Elder June 26, 1994 

Elder August 12, 1994 

Elder August 19, 1994 

Hder December 15, 1994 

Elder December 3L 1994 

Hder 1994 

Hder April 28, 1994 

Elder November 7, 1994 

Elder November L 1994 

Elder December 9, 1994 

Elder August 17, 1994 

Elder October 23, 1994 

Hder April 13, 1994 

Elder April 21, 1994 

Hder August 30, 1994 

Hder November 13, 1994 



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Vandalia 

Jones E. Smith 

Wentworth 

Jasper T. Robers 



Elder 



Elder Emeritus 



January 5, 1994 
July 16, 1994 



Westminster (Burlington') 

B. H. Wolfe 
Colon P. Roberts 

Wimton-Salem First 
Alec Christie 

Yancewille 

Elsie H. Cole 
Katherine W. Allen 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



June 28, 1994 
December^ 1994 



March 19, 1994 



May 20, 1994 
September 9, 1994 



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APPENDIX B 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
TWENTY-FIFTH STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA 



DOCKET 
February 4, 1995 

•Denotes Order of the Day 



8:00 a.m. Registration and Refreshments 
8:45 Hymn-Sing 
•9HM) CALL TO ORDER 



WORSHIP & COMMUNION 

Preacher: Elder W. Erwin Fuller, Jr. 

Necrology of Elders and Ministers who died in 1994 

ORGANIZATION OF PRESBYTERY Moderator Erwin Fuller 

Quorum 

Docket and Omnibus Motion 
Welcome 

Moderator's welcome to any corresponding 

members present and elders attending 

Presbytery for the first time 
Greeting from Ecumenical Visitor 

The Reverend Glenn Busch, Rector 

St. Mary's Episcopal Church 
Communications 



•10:25 THEME PRESENTATION: OUTDOOR MINIS TRIES Paul RansfordlBart Shaw 



MEMORIAL: The Reverend Hardin A. King Bill Sosebee 

COUNCIL Murray White 

RECOGNITION: DCE Certification of Edye Williamson Hewon Han 

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS ANNUAL AWARDS Christie Leininger 

•11:15 BILLS AND OVERTURES REPORT Angus McGregor 

Recommendations Concerning General Assembly Constitutional Amendments 
Recommendations Concerning Sl Paul Session Overture 

•12:25 RETIREMENT SERVICE FOR THE REVEREND WILLIAM S. METZEL 



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•12:35 LUNCH 

TELLITS: Youth Ministry Committee 
Stewardship Committee 
Peacemaking Committee 
Stephen Ministries 
Healing Wings 
Workshop Available 

* 1:25 PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION/DEDICATION 

OF PENNIES/20 OFFERING 

MEMORIAL: The Reverend J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr. 

COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY 



EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

The Reverend David H. Sutton - Guilford Park 

The Reverend William J. Cowfer - At Large, Barium Springs Home 



Joel Long 

Angus McGregor/Steve McCutchan 

Bob Gant 
Kate McGregor 
Tom Lane 

Harvey Walker 



Paul Ransford/Kuss Ward 
Frank Allen 
David Kivett 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 

MEMORIAL: The Reverend John R. McAlpine, m 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE - Award 

SMALL CHURCH COMMITTEE 

SYNOD COMMISSIONER REPORT 

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COMMITTEE 

WORSHIP AND MUSIC COMMITTEE 

ECUMENICAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

STATED CLERK REPORT 

RECOGNITION OF RETIRING MODERATOR 
Elder W. Erwin Fuller, Jr., Greensboro First 

ELECTION OF NEW MODERATOR 
Elder Margaret Marks, Calvary 



Ann JahneslJim Rissmiller 

Ron Bowie 
Bill Hayes 
Jud Milam 
Edye Williamson/Donna Chase 
Whaley Batsonffutia Richmond 
Lois Brake 
Sam McGregor 
John Handley 
John Handley 

Erwin Fuller 



• 3:13 



ADJOURN WITH BENEDICTION 



Margaret Marks 



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APPENDIX C 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
COMMUNICATIONS 
STATED CLERK FILES 
February 4, 1995 

A. Supporting information on minister changes: 

1. From other presbyteries 

• William J. Cowfer - Member-at-Large, Barium Springs Home, from Coastal Carolina 
Presbytery 

- Certificate of Dismissal 



• David H. Sutton - called to Guilford Park Church as Pastor, from Presbytery of West Virginia 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

- Certificate of Dismissal 

2. To other presbyteries 

• James T. Shields to Presbytery of Glacier 

• William S. Johnston to Presbytery of Baltimore 

• Robert R. Childs to Coastal Carolina Presbytery 

3. Within presbytery 

• Molly Dotson Morgan - called to Madison Church as Pastor 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

Reference: Committee on Ministry 



Minutes of Ordination/Installation Commissions 
L Murv' L Gardiner 

2. Stewart E. Ellis 

3. Laura M Spangler 

4. Daniel C. Wilkers 



Reference: Committee on Ministry 



Supporting Information for the Stated Clerk 

1. Minutes of the Commission to Organize the Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church 

2. Minutes of the Madison Administrative Commission to be printed in the Presbytery Minutes 

3. Correcting/completing of Sessional Records after Annual Review 

• Thomasville First Church 1993 

• Boone First Church 1992 

• Statesville First Church 1993 

4. Emergency Offering authorized by Synod on February 19, 1995, for Barber Scotia College 

5. Request of Sandy Ridge Church for a waiver of the requirements of G- 14.0201a. (regarding terms 
of office of elders) as allowed in G-14.0202a.(3) 

Reference: Stated Clerk 



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D. Candidate Covenant Agreement 

1. Michael Richard Underwood Reference: Preparation for Ministry and Stated Clerk 

E. Concerning the declaration of the Korean Church Jubilee Year Information 

F. RE: Relief Efforts to the Earthquake in Japan (see other side) Information 



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APPENDIX D 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The Presbytery received and admitted to the record the following Minutes of Administrative Commissions 
appointed to ordain/install ministers. 

INSTALLATION OF KATHRYN JOHNSON CAMERON 
AS ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF FIRST CHURCH, GREENSBORO 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install Kathryn Johnson Cameron as Associate Pastor of 
First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, met at First Presbyterian Church on December 12, 1994, at 11:15. The 
meeting was called to order by Hewon Han. The prayer was offered by Hewon Han. The following members 
were present: Ministers Jerry Shetler, David Cameron, Hewon Han; Elders Gloria Cowan, Luella Graves, and 
Judith G. Herron. Guest Elder Hugh Williams was welcomed and invited to sit with the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation^) in a worship 
service at 11:15 , the Moderator presiding. Jerry Shetler preached the sermon using as his text John 1:6-9 and 
19-23 and his topic, "Crying in the Wilderness." Hewon Han propounded the constitutional questions to the 
minister and to the congregation. Hewon Han offered the prayer of installation. Kathryn Johnson Cameron 
was declared duly installed as Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, according to the 
Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) David Cameron charged the minister and Gloria Cowan 
charged the congregation. 

Kathryn Cameron, the newly installed Associate Pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the service 
the Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer. 

INSTALLATION OF MURV LUCILIUS GARDINER 
AS PASTOR OF BEULAH CHURCH, NORTH WILKESBORO 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install MuiV Lucilius Gardiner as Pastor of Beulah 
Presbyterian Church, North Wilkesboro, met at the Beulah Presbyterian Church on November 13, 1994, at 3:54 
p.m. The meeting was called to order by Michael Warren. The prayer was offered by Michael Warren, the 
following members were present: Ministers Bill Knox, David Heil, Joe Spears, Catherine Reed, Michael 
Warren; Elders Becky PennelL Edgar Gregory, Elizabeth Scott, and Thomas Vinson. Michael Warren was 
elected Moderator, and Edgar Gregory, Clerk of the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship at 4:00 
p.m., the Moderator presiding. Joe Spears preached the sermon using as his text Hebrews 9:23-26 and his 
topic, "Four Paths To Cleanliness". Michael Warren propounded the constitutional questions to the minister. 
Michael Warren offered the prayer of installation. Murv' Lucilius Gardiner was declared duly installed as 
Pastor of Beulah Presbyterian Church according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 
Catherine Reed charged the Pastor, and Elizabeth Scott and Becky Pennell charged the congregation. 

Murv 5 Lucilius Gardiner, the newly installed Pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the service the 
Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by Michael 
Warren. 



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INSTALLATION OF LAURA M SPANGLER AND STEWART E. ELLIS 
AS CO-PASTORS OF TRINITY CHURCH, WINSTON-SALEM 



The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install Laura M. Spangler and Stewart E. Ellis as Co- 
Pastors of Trinity Presbyterian Church, met at the Trinity Presbyterian Church on November 20, 1994, at 7:30 
p.m. The meeting was called to order by Ann B. Jahnes. The prayer was offered by Ann Jahnes. The 
following members were present: Ministers Ann B. Jahnes, Jim Rissmiller, Carlton Eversley, Gail Porter 
Nelson, Maggi Henderson; Elders Margaret Elliott, David Flagg, Inis Johnson, and Thelma Hines. Guest 
ministers Beth Lily and Leslie Rhodes were welcomed and invited to sit with the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 7:30 p.m., the Moderator presiding. Maggi Henderson preached the sermon using as her text I Corinthians 
12:14-31; U Corinthians 5:16-21 and her topic, "A New Creation from an Old Vision." Ann Jahnes 
propounded the constitutional questions to the ministers. Margaret Elliott propounded the constitutional 
questions to the congregation. Gail Porter Nelson offered the prayer of installation. Laura Spangler and 
Stewart Ellis were declared duly installed as Co-Pastors of Trinity Presbyterian Church according to the 
Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.SA.). Carlton Eversley charted the Co-Pastors, and Margaret 
Elliott charged the congregation. 

Laura Spangler and Stewart Ellis, the newly installed Co-Pastors, pronounced the charge and benediction. 
Following the service the Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with 
prayer by Ann Jahnes. 

INSTALLATION OF DANIEL CHARLES WILKERS 
AS PASTOR OF PARKWAY CHURCH, WINSTON-SALEM 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install Daniel Charles Wilkers as Pastor of Parkway 
Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, met at the Parkway Church on November 20, 1994, at 3:45 p.m. The 
meeting was called to order by Ann B. Jahnes. The prayer was offered by Ann B. Jahnes. The following 
members were present: Ministers Ann B. Jahnes, Samuel Stevenson, Steve Martin; Elders Cynthia Kirkman 
and William Shouse. Guest minister James McKinnon of New Hope Presbytery was welcomed and invited 
to sit with the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 4:00 p.m., the Moderator presiding. James McKinnon preached the sermon using as his text I Peter 2:4-10 
and his topic, "Into His Marvelous Light" Ann Jahnes propounded the constitutional questions to the 
minister and to the congregation. Cynthia Kirkman offered the prayer of installation. Daniel C. Wilkers was 
declared duly installed as Pastor of Parkway Presbyterian Church according the Constitution of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.SA.). Samuel Stevenson charged the Pastor, and Steve Martin charged the 
congregation. 

Daniel C. Wilkers, the newly installed Pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the service the 
Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by Ann Jahnes. 



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APPENDIX E 

DATS: 81/17/95 SALEH PRESBYTERY FAGS: 1 

riHB: 09:09:89 BALANCE SHSST 

ALL FUNDS 6 DBPTS 
AS OP: 12/31/94 

ASSETS 



CASH AVAILABLE 

110199 CASH 18 CHECKING ACCT. $21,767.62- 

110290 PETTY CASH 350.00 

111480 HONBY HANAGEHENT ACCOUNT 3227,625.74 

210100 CASH IN CHECKING ACCT. 354,321.40- 

211200 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 3.00 

211480 HONBY HANAGSHBNT ACCOUNT 3629,531.31 

410100 CASH IN CHECKING ACCT 3.08 

411489 HONEY HANAGEHENT ACCOUNT 3165,008.33 

411508 CASH - RENTAL DEPOSITS 3.88 

412888 INVSSTHBNTS-P. FOUNDATION 3103,249.59 

510108 CASH IN CHECKING ACCOUNT 31,206.05- 

511490 HONBY HANAGEHENT ACCOUNT 338,471.82 

610108 CASH IN CHECKING ACCOUNT 3.88 

611480 HONEY HANAGEHENT ACCOUNT 385,959.01 

611590 CASH - RENTAL RECSIPTS 3.00 



TOTAL CASH AVAILABLE 31,172,599.93 
RECEIVABLES 

115500 ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 3436.18 

115680 NOTES RSCEIVABLB-D.TEHPLB 323,125.00 

116800 YEAR- 2ND RECEIVABLES 3.00 

116904 WILXBS 3.00 

116905 DAVIDSON 3.00 
116996 CATAWBA 3.00 
116987 FORSYTH 31,533.10 
116989 IREDELL 31.44 
116911 HECKLENBURG 3.08 
116915 WAKE 3.00 
116917 GUILFORD 352.80 
215580 ACCOUNTS HECSIVABLB 32,226.50 
216980 NOTES REC DUKE UNIVERSITY 333,000.00 
216580 BENEVOLENCES HECBIVABLS S202.290.55 
216800 YEAR-END RECEIVABLES 3.00 
216996 CATAWBA 3.00 
216907 FORSYTH 39.17 
216988 CHATHAM 3.00 
216909 IREDELL 3.00 
216911 HECKLENBURG 3.00 
216915 HAKE 3.88 
216917 GUILFORD 3.00 
415590 ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 3377.32 
416880 YEAR-END RECEIVABLES 3.90 
511500 ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 314,396.01 



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DATS: 91/17/95 S&LSH PHBSBYTBSY 

TIME: 99:09:39 B&LAHCS SHSST 

all funds i DKPTS 
AS OP: 12/31/94 

615588 ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 3.88 
616880 YEAH- 2ND RECEIVABLES $.80 
616917 GUILFORD $28.65 



$277,476.72 

GENERAL LOADS 

416101 DANBURY COMMUNITY $3,963.22 

416102 DBLLABROOK $.00 
416105 COVENANT-CONCORD $.00 
416197 BLHWOOD $.90 
416109 FLAT ROCK $8,554.65 
416114 WILKSSBORO CHAPEL $.00 
416116 TRINITY- MS $.00 
416125 TAYLORSYILLB $3,654.53 

416127 YADKINVILLE $.00 

416128 YADKINVILLB $5,900.99 
416392 BEULAB $.00 
416303 DBLLABROOK $.90 
416315 TRINITY WINSTON- SALSH $11,496.89 
416326 MOUNT TABOR $22,468.93 



$55,138.22 

PROFESSIONAL LOANS 

416201 PAUL S. RYOO $.00 



$.00 

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT 

416301 SHALLOWFORD $.00 
416305 DANBURY COMMUNITY CHURCH $11,500.00 



$11,580.00 

PLEDGES RECEIVABLE 

516103 ALAMANCE $10,506.96 

516185 ASHEBORO FIRST $.80 

516106 DOGWOOD ACRES $.00 

516110 BETHESDA, STATESVILLE $.00 

516117 BUFFALO $.00 

516118 CLSMMONS $.00 

516120 CHURCH OF THB COVENANT $22,490.64 

516121 CROSS ROADS 3.08 

516122 CLIO 3100.00 

516123 COVENANT WINSTON-SALEM 3.00 

516124 EDEN FIRST S82.00 

516125 EDWARD WEBB MEMORIAL 3.08 

516126 FIBLDSTONE 3.00 

516127 EL BETHEL 3.88 

516128 FIFTH CREEK 3400.00 



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OATS: 91/17/95 SAL8H PH8SBYT8BY 

TIMS: 99:09:39 BALAMC8 SHEET 

ALL PUNDS fc D8PTS 
AS OP: 12/31/94 

515129 FBANKLIN 31,908.68 

516139 GUILFORD PARK 3.99 

516131 DOGWOOD ACR8S 3.09 

516135 HAWFIBLDS 318,923.99 

516136 HIGHLAND 3117,388.99 
516138 LANSING 3.99 
516148 L8XINGTON FIRST 35,000.00 
516145 LLOYD 3375.00 
516150 NORTH WILKBSBORO 325,000.00 
516169 NEW CREATION COMMUNITY 3.99 

516161 NEW SALEM 3269.89 

516162 PROSPECT 3.99 

516163 PARKWAY 318,881.54 

516164 OLD PROVIDENCE 3299.99 
516156 SAINT ANDREWS 38,299.99 

516167 SAINT JAMES 319,999.00 

516168 ST. PAUL, GREENSBORO 38,400.00 
516179 SSDGEFIBLD 33,952.99 

516172 SPENCER 3.90 

516173 SPEEDWELL 3993.99 

516174 SHALLOWFORD 3.08 

516175 SPRINGWOOD 33,499.99 
516178 STARMOUNT 367,678.99 

516195 VANDALIA 319.99- 

516196 YANCBYVILLB 32,217.95 



3323,568.18 

INDIVIDUALS 

516201 PATHICIA STEWART 31,159.99 
516282 WOMEN OF PRESBYTERY 3.98 



31,158.00 

PRESBYTERIAN FOUNDATION 

416401 MARY SMITH 33,509.30 



33,509.99 



TOTAL RECEIVABLES 

NCD REAL ESTATE 

612009 OAK RIDGE ROAD 3285,361.54 
612138 STAGECOACH TRAIL 3109,749.99 



TOTAL NCD RBAL ESTATE 



40 



DATE: 91/17/95 SALEM PRESBYTERY PAGE: 

TIHBt 99:89:89 BALANCE SHEET 

ALL FUNDS 4 DBPTS 
AS OF: 12/31/94 

PREPAID EXPENSES 

117902 INSURANCE 3542.25 

117883 CONTRACTS 31,009.99 

117904 POSTAGE 3.00 

117888 ANNUITIES 3.80 

117010 SALARIES AND TAXES 3.00 

117013 OFFICE SUPPLIES 3.00 

117016 PROGRAMS 3418.00 



TOTAL PREPAID BXPENSES 31,960.25 

TOTAL ASSETS 32,232,694.84 

LIABILITIES. FUND PRINCIPAL I DESIGNATED FUNDS 

CURRENT LIABILITIES 
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 

120400 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 31,100.25 

120688 YEAR-END PAYABLES 321,384.71 

220400 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 3.00 

220588 BENEVOLENCES PAYABLE 3195,915.38 

420400 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 3.00 

420609 YEAR- END PAYABLES 3.90 

520400 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 314,396.01 

520699 YEAR-END PAYABLES 3.99 

629400 ACCOUNTS PAYBLS 3.00 

629609 YEAR-END PAYABLES 3.99 



3231,816.35 

DUB TO / DUE FROM 

124800 LOAN-GRANT FUND 37,128.29 

124988 RESTRICTED FUND 3282,758.24- 

125000 DUE TO/FROM NCD FUND 3.00 

125188 DUE TO/FROM BICENTENNIAL 3.08 

224800 LOAN-GRANT FUND S4,168.97 

224908 GENERAL FUND 32B2.758.24 

225000 BICENTBNNAL FUND 31,921.24 

225100 NEW CRURCH DEVELOPMENT FD 32,152.89 

424000 DUE TO /FROM GENERAL FUND 37,128.29- 

424900 DUB TO/PROM RESTRICTED FD S4.16B.97- 

425000 DUE TO /FROM NCD FUND 3.00 

624888 DUE TO /FROM GENERAL FUND 3.80 

624800 DUE TO/FROM LOAN-GRANT FD 3.00 

624900 DUE TO/FROH RESTRICTED FD 32,152.89- 

31,821.24 



41 



SALEM PBSSBYTSHY 
BALAHC8 SHSST 
ML ?UHDS & DBPIS 
AS OF: 12/31/94 



PAYROLL PAYABL3S 

126888 PICA WITHHELD $.99 

1261 B 8 PSDSSAL HITSBOLDIHG 3.18 

126280 STATE WITHHOLDING $.89 

126388 CAFETERIA PLAN WITHHLDING $274.96 

126488 ANNUITY WITHHOLDING $846.16 

126588 VOLUNTARY WITHHOLDINGS $191.51 

126688 ACCRUED PAYROLL $5,761.25 

626688 ACCRUED PAYROLL $.09 



$7,972.98 

OTHER LIABILITIES 

128900 UNKNOWN COMMITMENTS $.00 

128108 DUE ON COMMITMENTS $3,381.14 

128590 PROGRAM DEPOSITS $395.94- 

128600 MISDIRECTED FUNDS $.90 

128900 MISCELLANEOUS $.00 

129088 NOTES PAYA8LB-QNNI BANK $9,939.55 

129100 NOTES PAYABLE- GA $9,173.96 

129208 ACCRUED INTEREST PAYABLE $3,864.91 

129600 ITEMS TO BE BXTSNDED $.00 

228088 INTEREST TO BE DISBURSED $.88 

228600 MISDIRECTED FUNDS $1,550.00 

228988 MISCELLANEOUS $.80 

428680 MISDIRECTED FUNDS $.00 

428980 MISCELLANEOUS LIABILITIES $.80 

524000 DUE TO/FROM GENERAL FUND $.09 

524900 DUB TO/FROM RESTRICTED FD $1,021.24- 

525000 DUE LOUISVILLE DIST. $.00 

52B630 MISDIRECTED FUNDS $.99 

528990 MISCELLANEOUS LIABILITIES $.00 

529000 DEFERRED SUPPORT $324,718.18 

628680 MISDIRECTED FUNDS $.00 

628988 MISCELLANEOUS LIABILITIES $.98 



$351,138.56 



TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 
FUND BALANCE 

130230 YEAR-END UNSPENT FUNDS $119,396.51 

130390 DESIGNATED RB SERVE $125,990.99 

130400 PRESBY OFFICE BUILDING $59,000.00 

230580 HUNGER FUND $91,989.99 

230510 HSII1CHU PARTNERSHIP FUND $4,899.07 

230528 KN0X-A8BRNATHY FUND $.00 

230530 SYNOD/DUKE BUILDING FUND 341,231.76 



DATE i 01/17/95 
TIME: 09:09:09 



42 



DM8: 91/17/95 
TIKE: 99:09:99 



S&LSM PH8SBYT8EY 
BALANCE SB88T 
ALL FUNDS & D8PTS 
AS OF: 12/31/94 



PAGE: 



238548 


PEACEMAKING DIST FUND 


34,589.13 


230550 


BLACK CAUCUS FUND 


313.83- 


238554 


CANDIDATES ORDINATION 


3831.52 


239555 


SELF DBVBLOPH'T P80PLS FD 


3655.19 


239568 


CO-OP CAMPUS MINISTRY FD 


313,222.79 


238578 


1-8 STATE CAMPUS JUHISTSY 


32,395.71 


238588 


DISSOLVED CHURCHES 


34,861.79 


230628 


CHURCH DEVELOPMENT FUHD 


3.90 


238788 


YEAR END FUND BALANCE 


3.98 


439200 


YEAR END FUND BALANCE 


3.00 


436088 


GENERAL LOAN FUND 


3150,000.09 


436300 


GRANT FUND 


315,767.64 


436488 


CHURCH DEVELOPMENT FUND 


368,394.96 


436509 


KNOX-ABERNATHY FUND 


31,984.26 


436699 


CORA HARRISON FUND 


347.91 


436799 


D. P. FOUST FUND tl 


39,325.86 


436B88 


D. P. FOUST FUND IZ 


311,132.47 


436989 


D. P. FOUST FUND 13 


351,138.59 


437888 


STONE ESTATE FUND 


325,896.11 


437199 


MARYLAND HICKERSON FUND 


31,250.00 


437299 


CORA HARRISON FUND 


3775.72 


437390 


VIRGIL ASHBAUGH FUND 


32,391.14 


437408 


R. BERNHARDT, JR. FUND 


3.09 


437500 


MARY SMITH FUND 


33,980.19 


437688 


REINVESTED INCOME FUND 


3.99 


530290 


YEAR END FUND BALANCE 


325,553.87 


630208 


YEAR END FUND BALANCE 


3494,834.94 


EXCESS CASH REC'D YTD 


3411,939.78 



TOTAL FUND BALANCE 



TOTAL LIABILITIES, FUND PRINCIPAL 4 DESIGNATED FUNDS 



31,641,653.71 
32,232,594.84 



43 



DATS: 31/17/95 SALZH PRESBYTERY PftGE, 

TIMS: 99:19:19 SUMMARIZED ANALYSIS OF REVENUE AND SXFSHSBS 

112/12)12 MONTHS 
GENERAL PUHD 
BBPORT DATS i 12/31/94 



ACCOUNT 


ANNUAL 


CURRENT MONTH 


MONTHLY 


YEAR TO DATE 


BUDGET TO 


OVER(+) 






BUDGET 


(THIS YEAR) 


BUDGET 


(THIS YEARI 


DATE 


BUDGET - YE 


INCONB 














BKVBHUS i SUPPORT 














SUPPORT REVENUE 














141008 


BBNEVOLENCE GIVING 


1,051,200.00 


191,824.24 


87,690.00 


1,009,062.81 


1,051,299.99 


42,137.19 


141109 


PRIOR ?R BENEVOLENCES 


.80 


.88 


.89 


12,028.24 


.99 


12,023.24 


141200 


BSINCHU PRBSBY 


1,200.00 


.99 


199.90 


1,862.74 


1,299.99 


662.74 


141300 


VALIDATED CAUSES - RF 


.90 


19,394.93 


.99 


10,394.03 


.99 


18,394.82 






1,852,400.00 


291,418.27 


87,799.99 


1,033,339.82 


1,052,499.99 


19,868.15 


PROGRAM RECEIPTS 














142001 


YOUTH TRIBNNIUM 


.00 


.98 


.99 


.00 


.90 


.93 


142982 


KALBIDOSCOPB EVENT 


2,800.90 


.99 


233.33 


.89 


2,800.00 


2,838.3? 


142003 


FACB-TG-PACB 


.08 


4,289.25 


.90 


17,698.25 


.00 


17,608.25 


142004 


PASTOR/ EDUCATOR WORKSHOP 


450.08 


.99 


37.59 


196.99 


450.89 


254.1c 


1 Ala AC, 


rfUUnnlO SV&R1 


4,590.00 


.99 


375.99 


1,363.59 


4,500.00 


3,136.53 


142006 


SPRING YOUTH RETREAT 


3,500.88 


.99 


291.66 


2,295.00 


3,500.00 


1,285.36 


142007 


PALL YOUTH RBTRBAT 


4,900.99 


.90 


333.33 


8,105.00 


4,090.00 


4,105.36 


142998 


SPRING YOUTH RALLY 


599.99 


.00 


41.66 


315.90 


500.00 


185. 3E 


142009 


TEACHER'S WORKSHOP 


1,909.00 


.09 


83.33 


433.00 


1,000.00 


567 .ae 


142819 


INTN'L MISSION CONFERENCE 


1,625.99 


.99 


135.41 


1,619.00 


1,625.00 


6.9E 


142011 


SHALL CHURCH RETREAT 


290.00 


.99 


16.66 


520.00 


200.00 


329.3? 


142912 


EVANGELISM CONFERENCE 


.99 


.99 


.99 


1,392.00 


.00 


1,392.3c 


142013 


MISSION YEARBOOKS 


.90 


658.88 


.90 


88.31- 


.00 


88.31 


142914 


SPIRITUAL RETREAT 


500.00 


.99 


41.66 


629.89 


500.00 


129.8? 


142015 


SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT 


250.00 


.90 


29.83 


.90 


250.00 


250.32 


142017 


CHILDREN'S SEASONAL WRKSH 


200.90 


.99 


16.66 


.00 


200.00 


208. ae 


142918 


EDUCATOR TRAINING/RETREAT 


1,000.00 


.90 


83.33 


.00 


1,000.00 


1,000. ar 


142019 


WORSHIP 6 MUSIC WORKSHOP 


300.00 


.99 


25.89 


.00 


300.98 


300.8: 


142020 


STEWARDSHIP WORKSHOP 


Lj V . so 


IB 
.90 


it. a i 


lLt.<OV 




1-3 3 a: 


142921 


CH PROPESSIONAL RETREAT 


1,500.90 


.99 


125.88 


.00 


1,580.88 


1,580.03 


142922 


EVANGELISM RETREATS 


.00 


.09 


.89 


.00 


.00 


.ar 


142023 


PEACEMAKING EVENT 


5,508.98 


.09 


458.33 


.08 


5,500.08 


5,530.2 


142025 


WOMEN'S MINISTRY EVENTS 


.00 


.90 


.80 


.89 


.00 


.« 


142026 


COM RETREAT 


.08 


.99 


.00 


265.00 


.00 


265. at 


142927 


ECUMENICAL WORKSHOP 


200.90 


.00 


16.66 


.00 


200.90 


230. 35 


142028 


PROFESSIONAL DBV WORKSHOP 


.80 


.00 


.80 


440.00 


.80 


440. a 


142030 


RETIREMENT SEMINAR 


.00 


.00 


.00 


685.00 


.00 


68 5. at- 






28,275.30 


4,939.13 


2,356.18 


35,897.44 


28,275.30 


7,622.4- 


OTHER REVENUE/TRANSFERS 














144001 


INTEREST ON INVESTMENTS 


4,000.00 


10,119.96 


333.33 


10,119.96 


4,000.09 


6,119.9? 


144802 


SALES TAX REFUND 


.80 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.0 


144003 


SALE OP ASSETS 


.30 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.81 


144084 


REFUND ON PRIOR- YEAR EXP. 


.00 


.09 


.00 


124.60 


.00 


124.5: 



44 



DATS: 81/17/95 SALEM PRESBYTERY PAGE: 2 

TIMS: 89 ■ 19: 18 SUMMARIZED ANALYSIS 0? RSVRHUB AND BXPKHSIS 

(12/12)12 MONTHS 
GENERAL FUND 
REPORT DATS: 12/31/94 



ACCOUNT 


1 timri r 

ANNUAL 


CURRENT MONTH 


itMHMfff rr 

MONTHLY 


YEAR TO DATS 


BUDGET TO 


0VER(+| 




BUDGET 


[THIS YBAR) 


BUDGET 


(THIS YEAR) 


DATE 


BUDGET - YEAR 


144005 0TR8R RECEIPTS 


A A 

.00 


A A 

.00 


.00 


.88 


.88 


.00 


144006 PRESBY HUNGER PROGRAM 


7,500.00 


189.00 


625.00 


7,758.80 


7,500.00 


258.08+ 


144007 SYNOD PASS THROUGH 


.00 


200.03- 


.00 


.88 


.08 


.00 


144010 EXPENDITURE REIMBURSEMENT 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.80 


.80 


.00 


144011 PRIOR YR UNSPENT FUND 


.00 


.00 


.00 


.88 


.08 


.88 


TOTAL OTHER REVENUE/TRANSFERS 


11 C A A AA 

11,500.00 


1 A 1 AA A 

10,108.93 


958.33 


17,994.56 


11,500.80 


6,494.56+ 


TOTAL REVENUE k SUPPORT 


1,092,175.00 


216,466.33 


91,014.51 


1,887,231.82 


1,892,175.00 


4,943.18 


TOTAL INCOME 


1,092,175.09 

■•»a3»»3t 


216,466.33 

masansui 


91,014.51 

asimauiia 


1,887,231.82 


1,092,175.00 


4,943.18 


EXPENSES 














ADMINISTRATION COSTS 














TOTAL SALARY/HOUSING/ETC. 


393,084.98 


28,381.63 


32,757.04 


381,105.83 


393,084.98 


11,979.95 


TOTAL CONTINUING EDUCATION 


5,450.00 


539.65 


454.15 


3,231.19 


5,458.80 


2,218.81 


TOTAL TRAVEL 


16,550.00 


2,079.35 


1,379.14 


11,763.97 


16,550.80 


4,786.83 


TOTAL RBLAT8D EXPENSES 


31,851.02 


2,092.59 


2,654.24 


25,327.65 


31,851.02 


6,523.37 


TOTAL OFFICE COSTS 


74,837.00 


3,334.65 


6,236.38 


95,532.71 


74,837.00 


20,695.71+ 


TOTAL ADMINISTRATION COSTS 


521,773.00 


36,927.87 


43,480.95 


516,960.55 


521,773.00 


4,812.45 


GOVERNING BODY 














TOTAL COUNCIL COSTS 


3,850.00 


10,043.27 


320.80 


15,783.11 


3,850.80 


11,933.11+ 


TOTAL SELF DEVELOPMENT 


.00 


1.16 


.80 


1.16 


.08 


1.16+ 


TOTAL BLACK CAUCUS 


981.00 


.00 


81.74 


2,518.83 


981.80 


1,537.83+ 


TOTAL BICENTENNIAL 


.00 


164.35 


.00 


431.53 


.88 


431.53+ 


TOTAL GOALS 4 EVALUATIONS CRT 


800.00 


.84 


66.64 


23.39 


880.00 


776.61 


TOTAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE 


500.00 


24.50 


41.65 


954.85 


500.00 


454.85+ 


TOTAL PERMANENT JUDICIAL CHTE 


1,200.00 


.00 


99.98 


89.73 


1,288.00 


1,118.27 


TOTAL WOMEN OP COLOR 


880.00 


.00 


73.32 


519.57 


888.08 


368.43 


TOTAL REPRESENTATION CHTE 


66.00 


.00 


5.48 


73.79 


66.88 


7.79+ 


TOTAL STATED CLERK EXPENSE 


12,450.00 


268.60 


1,837.47 


14,639.19 


12,458.88 


2,189.19+ 


TOTAL GOVERNING BODY 


20,727.00 


10,502.72 


1,727. IB 


35,035.15 


28,727.00 


14,388.15+ 


ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 














TOTAL DIVISION COSTS 


100.00 


.00 


8.32 


24.24 


188.80 


75.76 


TOTAL BUDGET 4 FINANCE CHTE 


689.00 


18.40 


57.48 


685.65 


6B9.0O 


3.35 


TOTAL COMMUNICATIONS COHMITTE 


7,200.00 


840.01 


599.97 


6,326.36 


7,288.00 


873.64 


TOTAL PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 


1,250.00 


.00 


184.16 


414. 8B 


1,250.88 


835.20 


TOTAL ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 


9,239.00 


858.41 


769.85 


7,451.85 


9,239.00 


1,787.95 



45 



DATSt 91/17/95 
TIHB: 99:19:19 



ACCOUNT 



CaUBCa DEVELOPMENT DIV 
TOTAL CaUBCS DBVELOPMBNT DIV 
TOTAL DIV OPERATIONAL COSTS 
TOTAL CaUBCS DEVELOPMENT 
TOTAL EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 
TOTAL SMALL CHURCH COMMITTEE 
TOTAL SMALL CHURCH SUPPORT 

TOTAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIV 

CHURCH IN THE WORLD DIV 
TOTAL DIV OPERATIONAL COSTS 
TOTAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE 
TOTAL KALEIDOSCOPE COMMITTEE 
TOTAL KALEIDOSCOPE CONFERENCE 
TOTAL ECUMENICAL CONCERNS CMT 
TOTAL HUNGER COMMITTEE 
TOTAL INTERN 'TL MISSIONS CMTB 
TOTAL PEACEMAKING COMMITTEE 
TOTAL RACIAL ETHNIC COMMITTEE 
TOTAL URBAN MINISTRIES GRANT 
TOTAL WOMEN'S MINISTRY CMTB 
TOTAL SOCIAL JUSTICE CHTB 
TOTAL HIGHBR EDUCATION CMTB 

TOTAL CHURCH IN THE WORLD DIV 

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIV 
TOTAL DIVISION COSTS 
TOTAL PATHWAYS COMMITTEE 
TOTAL PATHWAYS TO LEADERSHIP 
TOTAL BDUCATIONAL MINISTRY CM 
TOTAL STEWARDSHIP ED COMHITTE 
TOTAL YOUTH MINISTRY COMMUTE 
TOTAL CHILDREN'S MINISTRY CMT 
TOTAL ADULT MINISTRY COMMUTE 
TOTAL SINGLES MINISTRY CMTB 
TOTAL PRESBYTERIAN MEN'S CMTB 
TOTAL WORSHIP 4 MUSIC CMTB 
TOTAL SPIRITUAL FORMATION CMT 
TOTAL RBSOURCB CENTER COMMIT" 
TOTAL RBSOURCB CBNTBRS 

TOTAL CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIV 



SALEM PRESBYTXRY PAGE: 
SUMMARIZED ANALYSIS OF REVENUE AND EXPENSES 
(12/12)12 MONTHS 
GENERAL FUND 
REPORT DATE: 12/31/94 

ANNUAL CURRENT MONTH MONTHLY YBAR TO DATE BUDGET TO QVBR(+) 
BUDGET (THIS YEAR) BUDGET (THIS YBAR) DATB BUDGET - YE 



.99 


3,135.92 


.99 


5,899.98 


12.56 


416. S4 


115,999.90 


5,031.84- 


9,583.32 


5,158.88 


.99 


429.15 


4,439.99 


289.95 


369.14 


123,359.99 


12,518.74 


19,279.87 


252,939.99 


19,924.53 


21,877.32 



3,135.92 


.99 


3,135.92- 


496.24 


5,899.89 


4,583.76 


42,983.94 


115,909.99 


72,916.96 


3,568.56 


5,159.99 


1,581.44 


3,477.14 


4,430.90 


952.36 


113,366.92 


123,359.99 


9,983.86 


167,927.82 


252,939.88 


85,992.16 



290.99 


23.78 


16.65 


18,699.88 


750.99 


883.30 


289.99 


2.58 


16.66 


4,999.98 


.99 


333.31 


925.99 


.99 


77.06 


1 889.89 

1 f WW • V V 


19.77 


83.32 


8.850.00 


83.62 


737.46 


7,339.99 


.32 


618.88 


1,900.00 


.89 


83.31 


24,292.99 


599.98 


2,824.38 


2,215.90 


650.04 


184.54 


2,509.99 


7.91 


288.31 


28,175.99 


2,233.97 


2,347.90 


91,287.00 


4,271.91 


7,606.92 


400.90 


.00 


33.31 


700.90 


.88 


58.32 


10,000.00 


.80 


833.34 


4,258.80 


.88 


354.15 


1,400.00 


10.00- 


116.63 


11,800.80 


476.38 


916.53 


2,550.00 


6.74 


212.47 


2,200.00 


298.00 


183.28 


1,500.00 


.00 


124.97 


1,000.00 


.00 


99.97 


1,400.00 


.00 


116.64 


1,750.08 


23.11 


145.82 


600.00 


.00 


49.98 


3,100.90 


792.23 


258.32 


41,850.00 


1,586.46 


3,503.83 



154.65 


209.00 


45.35 


9,240.19 


18,688.88 


1,359.81 


630.17 


200.00 


430.1" 


5.46 


4,880.00 


3,994.54 


635.62 


925.00 


289.36 


862.88 


1,888.88 


137.12 


10,627.10 


8,859.00 


1,777.10 


580.58 


7,330.08 


6,749.42 


001 ,13 


1 OAs an 


338 21 

J J Q « dm - 


24,292.84 


24,292.80 


.94 


1,522.17 


2,215.00 


692.33 


568.46 


2,500.00 


1,931.54 


36,722.00 


28,175.00 


8,547.90 


86,593.11 


91,287.00 


4.783.3S 


2.30 


400.00 


397.7' 


575.05 


700.00 


124.?: 


3,662.81 


10,000.00 


6,337 . IS 


1,993.34 


4,250.08 


2,256.1 


679.07 


1,400.00 


720.91 


8,969.48 


11,800.00 


2, 938.:! 


829.09 


2,550.00 


1,720. s: 


1,061.13 


2,200.00 


1,138.6 


412.53 


1,500.00 


1,087.4: 


892.19 


1,298.08 


307.31 


358.75 


1,400.00 


1,041.21 


919.33 


1,750.88 


930.67 


57.86 


600.00 


542.1, 


1,389.72 


3,188.00 


1,710.2' 


21,803.15 


42,950.00 


20,246.3: 



46 



DATS: 91/17/95 
TIHSi 99:19:19 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
SUMMARIZED ANALYSIS OP RE7EHDE AND EXPBHSBS 
(12/12)12 MONTHS 
GENERAL FUND 
REPORT DATE: 12/31/94 



PAGE: 



ACCOUNT 


ANNUAL 


CURRENT MONTH 


MONTHLY 


YEAR TO DATE 


BUDGET TO 


0VBR|+| 




BUDGET 


(THIS YEAR) 


BUDGET 


(THIS YBAH) 


DATE 


BUDGET - YEAH 


COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 














TOTAL CHTE ON MIH OPERATIONAL 


4,591.99 


494.71 


374.98 


6,197.86 


4,599.99 


1,697.86+ 


TOTAL CALLS 6 VACANCIES CMTS 


4,999.99 


52.47 


333.38 


19,558.87 


4,999.99 


15,558.87+ 


TOTAL CONCILIATION COMMITTEE 


Jk AAA A /• 

2,799.99 


59.95 


224.98 


1,599.21 


2,799.99 


1,199.79 


TOTAL 7ISITATI0H COMMITTEE 


2,897.99 


.99 


233.99 


254.47 


2,887.89 


2,552.53 


TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT CM 


3,944.99 


574.93 


328.65 


1,759.53 


3,944.99 


2,193.47 


TOTAL COMPENSATION /RETIREMENT 


5,299.99 


1,599.99 


433.32 


3,499.24 


5,299.99 


1,789.76 


TOTAL PREPARATION FOR MINISTR 


21,985.99 


8,157.19 


1,757.84 


19,942.83 


21,985.99 


1,142.17 


TOTAL PROFESSIONAL DBVBLOPMBN 


2,999.99 


.99 


241.63 


2,188.85 


2,999.99 


791.95 


TOTAL EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 


1,499.99 


4.86 


116.66 


858.93 


1,499.98 


541.87 


TOTAL COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 


48,536.99 


19,752.22 


4,944.46 


55,653.99 


48,536.88 


7,117.99+ 


OUTDOOR MINISTRIES CMTE 














TOTAL COMMITTEE OPERATIONS 


9,369.99 


.99 


779.99 


138.52 


9,369.99 


9,221.48 


TOTAL CAMP SUBSIDIES 


96,473.99 


5,682.58 


5,682.49 


96,473.88 


96,473.89 


.99 


TOTAL SATISFACTION OF PLEDGE 


.99 


21,384.71 


.99 


21,384.71 


.99 


21,394.71+ 


TOTAL OUTDOOR MINISTRIES CMTE 


195,833.99 


26,987.21 


6,462.48 


117,916.23 


195,833.99 


12,983.23+ 


TOTAL BXPENSES 


1,992,175.99 

lanssaisaaa 


192,811.33 

33II33X»3» 


88,672.89 

iizmiiasii 


1,998,351.95 

333333333331 


1,992,375.99 

333333333333 


84,823.95 


NET TOTALS 




113,655.89 




78,889.77 




79,989.77 



47 



DATS: 81/17/95 SALSM PHESBYTBRY 

TIMS: 89:22:15 BALANCS SHEET 

GEH8SAL PUHD 
AS OF: 12/31/94 

ASSETS 

CASH AVAILABLB 

110188 CASS IN CHECKING ACCT. 321,767.62- 

118280 PETTY CASH 358.88 

111400 HONEY MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT 3227,625.74 



TOTAL CASH AVAILABLE 



RECEIVABLES 



115590 


ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 


3436.18 


115688 


NOTES RECEIVABLES. TEMPLE 


323,125.89 


116888 


YEAR- END RECEIVABLES 


3.99 


116994 


WILKES 


3.99 


116905 


DAVIDSON 


3.99 


116906 


CATAWBA 


3.89 


116907 


FORSYTH 


31,533.19 


116909 


IREDELL 


31.44 


116911 


MECKLENBURG 


3.99 


116915 


HAKE 


3.89 


116917 


GUILFORD 


352.89 



TOTAL RECEIVABLES 



PREPAID EXPENSES 

117992 INSURANCE 3542.25 

117883 CONTRACTS 31,888.88 

117004 POSTAGE 3.00 

117888 ANNUITIES 3.88 

117010 SALARIES AND TAXES 3.00 

117013 OFPICS SUPPLIES 3.80 

117016 PROGRAMS 3418.08 



TOTAL PREPAID BXPENSES 
TOTAL ASSETS 



LIABILITIES. FUND PRINCIPAL i DESIGNATED FUNDS 

CURRENT LIABILITIES 
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 

120400 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 31,100.25 
120608 YEAR-END PAYABLES 321,384.71 



322,484.96 

DUB TO / DUB FROM 



48 



DATS: 81/17/95 SALEM PHESBYTBBY 

TIMS: 09:22:15 BALANCE SHEET 

6EH8H&L FUND 
AS OF: 12/31/94 

124889 LOAN-CHANT FUND 37,128.29 

124988 RESTRICTS) FUND 3282,758.24- 

125888 DUE TO/FROM NCD FUND 3.88 

125188 DUE TO /FROM BICENTENNIAL 3.88 



3195,621.95- 

PAYROLL PAYABLES 

126888 FICA WITHHELD 3.88 

126188 FEDERAL WITHHOLDING 3.88 

126288 STATE WITHHOLDING 3.89 

126388 CAFETERIA PLAN WIIHHLDING 3274.86 

126488 ANNUITY WITHHOLDING 3846.16 

126588 VOLUNTARY WITHHOLDINGS 3191.51 

126688 ACCRUED PAYROLL 35,761.25 



37,872.98 

OTHER LIABILITIES 

128888 UNKNOWN COMMITMENTS 3.88 

128188 DUE ON COMMITMENTS 33,381.14 

128588 PROGRAM DEPOSITS 3395.94- 

12B688 MISDIRECTED FUNDS 3.88 

128988 MISCELLANEOUS 3.88 

129888 NOTES PAYABLE-OMNI BANK 39,939.55 

129188 NOTES PAYABLE- GA 39,173.96 

129288 ACCRUED INTEREST PAYABLE 33,864.91 

129688 ITEMS TO BE EXTENDED 3.88 



325,883.62 



TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 
FUND BALANCE 

138288 YEAR-END UNSPENT FUNDS 3119,396.51 

138388 DESIGNATED RESERVE 3125,888.88 

138488 PRBSBY OFFICE BUILDING 358,888.88 

EXCESS CASH HEC'D YTD 378,888.77 



TOTAL FUND BALANCE 
TOTAL LIABILITIES, FUND PRINCIPAL & DESIGNATED FUNDS 



49 



m c, APPENDIX F 




c ' 
o 



St. Paul Presbyterian Church 

Z?r. David £. Leininger, Pastor 

(919) 292-2442 Church School 10:00 am 

(919) 292-2447 Fax Worship Service 11:00 am 



November 7, 1994 



To: Dr. John Handley 

From: St. Paul Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC 

Subject: "Re Imagining" Overture 

The Session of St. Paul Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC respect- 
fully overtures Salem Presbytery to overture the General Assembly of 
Presbyterian Church (USA) to show that as a matter of record we disagree 
with the ideas and concepts which are expressed in the ecumenical confer- 
ence, "Reimagining God..." that was held in Minneapolis in November 1993; 
we believe these ideas are heretical to our accepted doctrine. 

We additionally request that General Assembly take further action 
(to the Wichita meeting) to discipline those of the national staff who 
initiated or participated in those unchristian activities and workshops; 
no further decision-making positions should be held by these people. We 
further, with this overture submit a letter of protest signed by St. Paul 
Presbyterian Women. 

Recommended to Session of St. Paul Presbyterian Church by ad hoc 
Committee, November 1, 1994. 



(signed ) 

Bob Mcintosh, Chairman 
Diane Pritchett 
Don Bennett 
Jim Farley 



Approved by the Session in Stated Meeting, November 6, 1994. 



James Farley 
Clerk of Session 

i 



51 

2300 South Chapman Street • Greensboro. North Carolina 27403 



VE THE VCHEN C? ST. PAUL ?5ZS 3YT33IA2I CKUHCH, GREENS3CR0, NORTH CAROLINA 
STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH THE CONCEPTS AND IDEAS EXPRESSED AT THE REIMAGING 
CONFERENCE IN MINNEAPOLIS LAST NOVEMBER. 







Podc S^V^ 








J i] f 1 \ 




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ATTACHMENT 1 
SALEM PRESBYTERY MINISTERS 01-10-1995 



FIRST 


MIDDLE 


LASTNAME 


STATUS APPENDIX G 




Wyatt 




Aiken, Jr. 


Active - Pastor 








Mebane - Mebane 




Alonza 


M. (Mickey) 


Alexander 


Retired 




Frank 


J. 


Allen 


Active - Pastor 
Westminster - Burlington 




James 


H. (Jim) 


Allen 


Active - Ordained in Other 
UNC-G - Vice Chancellor . 


Wk. 


Lawrence 


W. (Larry) 


Avent 


Retired - Parish Associate . 
First - Greensboro 




Lawrence 


J . ( Larry ) 


Ayers 


Retired 




Thomas 


B. (Tom) 


Bagnal, Jr. 


Retired 




Jim 


Henry 


Banbury 


Retired 




Jonathan 


C. 


Barker 


Member-At-Large 




Dwight 


Lee 


Barker 


Retired 




Shawn 


E. 


Barkley 


Active - Pastor 
Crestwood - High Point 




Jesse 


W. (Jess) 


Bledsoe 


Active - Pastor 

First - Pilot Mountain 




Linda 


L. 


Blessing 


Active - Co-Pastor 










Hills/Pine Ridge - Westfield 


Ronald 


L. 


Bowie 


A T tTfl ~ O a <T" ^ ~Y~ 

ACulVe raSIOi 

First - Boone 




L. Adlai 




Boyd 


Active - Ordained in Other 


Wk. 






Univ. of South Florida 




Ernest 




Bradford 


Retired 




Edwin 


C. (Ed) 


E rammer 


Retired 




Warren 


C. 


Brannon 


Active - Pastor 
Shiloh - Burlington 




John 


C. 


Brearley 


Active - Pastor 








Elkin - Elkin 




Jann 




Briscoe 


Member-At-Large 




Charles 


L 


Brown 


Retired 




William 


(Bill) 


Brown 


Retired 




Robert 


A. 


Bryant 


Active - Student 








Union Theological Seminary 




Malcolm 


M. 


Bullock 


Active - Associate 
First - Salisbury 




David 


H. 


Burr 


Retired 




Robert 


E. (Bob) 


Button 


Active - Temporary Supply 
Pine Hall & Sandy Ridge 




Nathan 


L. 


Byrd 


Active - Associate 








St. James - Greensboro 




George 


S. 


Calhoun, Sr. 


Retired - Pastor Emeritus 








Thyatira - Salisbury 




Cecil 


C. 


Callis 


Retired - Stated Supply 
Mount Vernon Springs-Siler 


Cty 


David 


M. 


Cameron 


Active - Ordained in Other 


Wk. 








Presbyterian Counseling Cent. 


Kathryn 


Johnson 


Cameron 


Active - Associate 








First - Greensboro 




George 


C. 


Carpenter 


Member-At-Large 




Charles 


R. 


Carter 


Active - Pastor 





Forest Hills - High Point 



53 



SALEM PRESBYTERY MINISTERS 01-10-1995 
FIRST MIDDLE LASTNAME 



PAGE: 2 



William 

Carole 

Robert 

M. Gray 

Robert 

Frederick 

William 

Frank 

Lewellyn 
Watt 
Herbert 
Leighton 

Kermit 

Ares 

Dale 

Frank 
Max 

William 

Franklin 

F . Marion 
James 

C . Wayne 

Susan 
Barbara 

Carl 

Christopher 

John 

Stewart 

Robert 

Carlton 



H. (Bill) 

F. 

R. 

E. (Bob) 

A. (Fred) 
John 

C. 

B. (L.B.) 
M. 

H. 

W. 



A. 

Eugene 
Riche 



Chappell 

Chase 

Childs 

Clark 

Cleveland 

Coates 

Cof er 

Collier 

Colquitt 
Cooper 
Culler 
Culler 

Dancy 

Davidian 

Davidson 

Davison 

Deal 

DeLong 



M. (Frank) Dew 



Mary (F) 
E. 

W. 

F . ( Chris ) 

E. 

E. 

C. (Rob) 
A. G. 



Dick 
Dickens 

Dixon 

Dobyns 
Dua 

Dumf ord 
East 
Eliason 
Ellis 

Evans, III 
E vers ley 



STATUS 



Retired - Stated Supply 
Griers and Pleasant Grove 
Active - Prof, of Religion 
Elon College 
Active - Interim 
Cape Fear - Wilmington 
Active - Pastor 
Fellowship - Greensboro 
Active - Pastor 
Pittsboro - Pittsboro 
Active - Associate 
First - Mooresville 
Active - Administration 
Barium Springs Home 
Retired - Stated Supply 
Immanuel and Cleveland 
Retired 
Retired 
Retired 

Active - Interim 
Christianburg VA (Peaks) 
Active - Pastor 
Mt. Jefferson - W. Jefferson 
Retired - Interim 
Bethesda - Ruffin 
Active - Associate Pastor 
Church of the Cross - G-bo 
Retired 

Member-At-Large 

Active - Ordained in Other W 

North Carolina Bap. Hospital 

Active - Chaplain 

Greensboro Urban Ministry 

Retired 

Active - Pastor 
Logan 

Retired - Stated Supply 
Love Valley - Love Valley 
Member-At-Large 
Active - Associate 
First - Greensboro 
Active - Pastor 
Taylorsville - Taylorsville 
Active - Pastor 
Buffalo - Greensboro 
Retired / Disabled 
Piedmont - Burlington 
Active - Co-Pastor/Campus Mi 
Trinity - Winston-Salem 
Active - Pastor 
Oak Ridge - Oak Ridge 
Active - Pastor 



Dellabrook - Winston-Salem 



III 



54 



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PAGE : 3 



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Active — Associate Executive 






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John 


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Active-Exec. Pres. /Stated Clk. 








Salem Presbytery 


St imp 


J.Stimpson Hawkins 


Retired 



Hospice - W-S 



55 



SALEM PRESBYTERY MINISTERS 01-10-1995 

FIRST MIDDLE LASTNAME STATUS 



PAGE: 4 



William 


C. 


(Bill) 


Hayes 


Holly 


Diane 


Hayes 


David 


Christian 


Heil 


Dewitt 
Maggi 


. F. 
Lewis 


Helm 

Henderson 


James 


H. 




Henderson 


Robert 






Henderson 


David 


L. 


( Dave ) 


Henry 


Robert 


W. 


(Bob) 


Herron 


Everett 
Cynthia 


A. 
R. 


(Gus) 
(Cindy) 


Hewlett 
Higgins 


Z. 

Fredrick 


N 
R. 


(Fred) 


Holler 
Horner 


Robert 


M. 




Howard 


Joanne 


' R. 




Hull 


Stephen 


A. 


(Steve) 


Hundley 


Guy 


W. 




Hunt 


George 






Hunter 


Ann 


B. 




Jahnes 


Robert 


(Bob) 


Jeffords 


John 
Kurt 


S. 
W. 




Johnson 
Johnston 


William 






Jones 


Henry 


J. 


(Hank) 


Keating 


Walter 


W. 


(Walt) 


King 


Benjamin 
J. David 


(Ben) 


Kirkland 
Kivett 


William 
Phyllis 


R. 
M. 


(Bill) 


Knox 
Kort 



56 



Active - Pastor 
Smyrna & Wentworth 
Active - Associate Pastor 
Forest Hills - High Point 
Active - Pastor 
North Wilkesboro - North Wil 
Retired 

Active - Associate 
Highland - Winston-Salem 
Active - Pastor 
Calvary - Statesville 
Active - Pastor 
Westminster - Greensboro 
Active - Pastor 
Vandalia - Greensboro 
Active - Ordained in Other W 
Presbyterian Counseling Cent 
Retired 

Active - Associate 
Westminster - Greensboro 
Retired 

Active - Associate 

First - Greensboro 

Active - Pastor 

Centre - Mt. Moume 

Active - Associate 

Guilford Park - Greensboro f 

Active - Pastor 

Prospect - Mooresville 

Active - Pastor 

Danbury Community Church 

Active - Pastor 

Trinity - Salisbury 

Active - Pastor 

Yadkinville - Yadkinville 

Active - Pastor 

Covenant - Winston-Salem 

Retired 

Active - Interim 

Covenant - Greensboro 

Active - Pastor 

Reid Memorial - Mooresville 

Active - Associate 

First - Winston-Salem 

Member- At-Large 

Mechanical Engineer 

Retired 

Active - Pastor 
First - Reidsville 
Retired 

Active - Associate 

First - Burlington i 



SALEM PRESBYTERY MINISTERS 01-10-1995 

PAGE: 5 



FIRST 


MIDDLE 


LASTNAME 


STATUS 


Morton 


R. 


Kurtz 


Retired - Interim 








Greenwood - Reidsville 


Julian 




T - 1- - 

Lake 


Retired 


Thomas 


K. (Tom) 


Lane 


Member At Large 


Donald 


E. (Don) 


Lannon 


Member-At-Large - Disability 


TYT -i 1 1 4 ««n 

wi±iiam 


r . 


Lawrence, jr. 


Active - Stated Supply 








Yadkin United - Mebane 1 


James 


E. (Jim) 


Layman 


Active - Pastor. 








Starmount - Greensboro 


Robert 


E. (BOD) 


Lee 


Member-at-Large - temp, supply 








El Bethel - Eden 


David 


T. (Dave) 


Lee-Andrews 


Active - Pastor 








Concord - Concord 


David 


Eugene 


Leininger 


Active - Pastor 








St. Paul - Greensboro 


Robert 


M. 


Lewis 


Active - Pastor 








First - Salisbury 


S. (Ed) 


Edwin 


Lewis 


Active - Pastor 








First - Mooresville 


Paul 




Lindsay 


Active - Ordained in Other Wk. 








UNC-G - Professor 


Z. (Brad) 


Bradford 


Long 


Active - Ordained in Other Wk. 








Pres. & Reformed Renewal Mm. 


William 


F. (Bill) 


Long 


Retired 


Joel 


M. 


Long 


Active - Pastor 








First - Eden 


Ivan 


w. 


Lowery 


Active - Pastor 








Mt. Vernon, Second, Cameron 


Wilkes 




Macaulay 


Retired 


J. Roger 




Marrow 


Active - Chaplain 








V. A. Hospital 


Steve 


A. 


Martin 


Active - Ordained in Other Wk. 








counseling 


Robert 


M. (Bob) 


Matthews 


Active - Pastor 








Fieldstone - Mooresville 


James 


M. (Jim) 


Mauldin 


Active - Co-Pastor 








Hills/Pine Ridge - Westfield 


Steve 




McCutchan 


Active - Pastor 








Highland - Winston-Salem 


James 


M. (Mac) 


McDamel 


Retired 


Angus 


Walker 


McGregor 


Active - Interim Pastor 








Madison - Madison 


Sam 


Evans 


McGregor, Jr. 


Active - Pastor 






Siler City Presbyterian Church 


Charles 




McKee 


Retired 


Lacy 


V. (Mac) 


McPherson 


Retired 


Allen 


C. (Al) 


McSween 


Retired 


William 


S. (Bill) 


Metzel 


Retired - January 1995 


Judson 


James ( Jud) 


Milam 


Active - Pastor 








St. Andrews - Winston-Salem 


John 


L. 


Milholland 


Active - Pastor 



Fifth Creek & Old Providence 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY MINISTERS 01-10-1995 
FIRST MIDDLE LASTNAME 



PAGE: 6 



STATUS 



James 
E. (Tom) 
Don 
Kay- 
James ■■- 
H. Reid 
Molly 

Allen 

William 

Stephen 

Lisa 

Joseph 
George 

Herbert 

Lisa Faye 

Gail Porter 

Robert 
Richard 

Darrell 
J . Kent 
David 

Frank 

S . Curtis 

0. (Bill) 
Jamie 

Steve 

Joseph 

Andral 

George 
Phillip 

W. Clark 



F. (Jim) 
Thomas 

Moser 
A. (Jim) 

Dotson 

E. (Al) 
H. (Bill) 
Andrew 

(Joe) 
H. 

J. (Herb) 
Traynham 



A. (Ted) 
C. 

L. 

William 
B. 

M. 

L. (Joe) 

B. (A. B.) 

A. 
J. 



Miller 
Miller 
Mimbs 

Misenheimer 

Mitcham, Jr. 

Montgomery 

Morgan 

Morrison 
Morrison 
Moss 

Mullen 

Mull in 
Murray, IV 

Nelson 

Nelson 

Nelson 

Osman 
Osmer 

Parker 
Parker, Jr. 
Partington 

Partridge 

Patterson 

Perrell 
Pharr 

Pharr 

Pickard 

Plexico 

Ploger 
Pogue 

Porter 

58 



S: 



Active - Pastor 
Church of the Cross - G-borb 
Active - Pastor 
Forest Park - Statesville 
Retired - Stated Supply 
Clio & New Salem - Statesvil 
Retired 

moderator - Faith - Greensbo 

Retired - Stated Supply 

Shady Side - Lexington 

Retired - Teaching 

UNC - Charlotte 

Active - Pastor 

Madison - Madison 

Retired 

Retired 

Active - Pastor 
Thyatira - Salisbury 
Active - Associate 
First - High Point 
Retired 

Active - Pastor 
First - Kernersville 
Active - Pastor 
St. James - Greensboro 
Active - Associate Pastor 
Prospect - Mooresville 
Active - Campus Minister 
Winston-Salem State Universi 
Retired 

Active - Faculty 
Princeton Seminary 
Retired 
Retired 

Active - Pastor 
Shallowford - Winston-Salem 
Active - Minister of Music 
Trinity - Winston-Salem 
Active - Pastor 
First - Thomasville 
Retired 

Active - Stated Supply 
Bethany - Statesville 
Member- At -Large - lawyer 
Petree, Stockton & Robinson 
Active - Executive Director 
The Medical Benevolence Foun 
Active - Pastor 
Hawfields - Mebane 
Retired 

Active - Pastor 
Glendale Springs & Laurel 
Retired 







SALEM PRESBYTERY MINISTERS 01-10-1995 

PAGE : 7 



FIRST 


MIDDLE 


LASTNAME 


STATUS 


Michael 






Poulos 


Active — Associate 










First - Greensboro 


Donald 


G. 


(Don) 


Price 


Retired 


James 


L. 


(Jim) 


Price, Jr. 


Retired 


John 


A. 


(Jack) 


Redhead 


Retired 


Catherine 


J. 


(Katy) 


Reed 


Active — Hunnpr Action Fnahl 










Salem Preshvt ptv 


Marie 


P. 




Reed 


Active — Stated Siinnlv 










Yancewills — Yancewille 


Gerald 


N. 




Reiff 


Retired 


William 


C. 


(Bill) 


Rhodes 


Retired 


Lei and 


A. 




Richardson 


Active — Pastor 










First — Mocksville 


Raymond 


Walker 


Riddleberger 


Active — Pastor 










Old Town — Winston— Salem 


Paul 


N. 




Ridolf i 


Active — Pastor 










First — Mt . Airv 


James 


M. 


(Jim) 


Rissmiller 


Active - Pastor 










COMMUNITY IN CHRIST - G-boro 


Russel 


H. 


(Russ) 


Ritchel, Jr. 


Active — Pastor 










First — Winston— Salem 


Jeannette 


G. 


(Jean) 


Rodenbouah 


Member— At— Lar ere 


Paul 


S. 




Ryoo 


Retired - 12-31-93 


Donald 


G. 




Scofield, Jr. 


Active — Pastor 


Dennis 








Flat Rock — Mt. Airv 






Sebesan 


Active — Pastor 










Jamestown — Jamestown 


Grant 


M. 




Sharp 


Active - Pastor 








First — Statesville 


Carter 


Anne ( F ) 


Shelley 


Member— At— Large 


Page 


R. 




Shelton 


Active 








Hosoice — Yadkin Countv 


Lester 


E. 




SheDDard 


Retired 


Jerold 


D. 


(Jerry) 


Shetler 


Active — Pastor 










First — Greensboro 


Ethel 


C. 




Simonetti 

W .4.411^^ 4.4 W W> -4c 


Tnact i ve 


w w a. .i. ^ y 


Dee 


(Jeff) 


Smith 


Active — Interim 








Memorial — Greensboro 

liwlUW X -X U X W X w WUwJJW X w 




M. 




Smith 


Member— At— Lar ae 

m 4 Will** ^5 -4a Aw M V* 










Petree, Stockton & Robinson 


Wil liam 

™ ^> -1» Uill 


R. 




Smith III 


Retired 


Paul 


R. 




Snell 


Active — Ordained in Other Wk. 










Contact Tel. Min. - Lexington 


Stevan 


A. 


(Steve) 


Snipes 


Active — Stated SudoIv 










Oakland — Statesville 


Billv 


F. 




Sosebee 


Active — Pastor 








Second — Tje^inoton 


Laura 


Michael 


Spangler 


Active - Co-Pastor 








Trinity - Winston-Salem 


Joe 






Spears 


Active - Pastor 








Mt. Tabor - Cleveland 


Rollin 


M. 


(Chip) 


Steele 


Active - Pastor 



Springwood - Whitsett 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY MINISTERS 01-10-1995 
FIRST MIDDLE LASTNAME STATUS 



PAGE: 8 



Ta7 1 111 STTI 


IT 


bcepnenS, ill 


Samuel 


( Sam) 


Stevenson 


Patricia 


F. (Pat) 


Stewart 


Jamie 

ilU JL Jm Jf 


D. 

E 


Stimson 

o mumc y 


David 


Harold 


Sutton 


John 


B. 


Talmage 


nai x. y 
Al 


e 

■3 • 

Franklin 


Thomas , Jr . 


Glenn 
Jtricn 


C. 

W . 


Thomason 
inompson 


Dan 


M. 


Thornton 


Robert 


R. 


Tolar, Jr. 


John 
Robert 


G. 
L. 


Truitt 
Turner 


William 

atan 

Harold 

KOCKweil 


D. (Bill) 

Milton. 

F. 

ir . ^ ivuc/vy } 


Varker 

VOta 

Waldruff 

WaXTU 


W. (Russ) 


Russell 


Ward, Jr. 


Michael 


Arthur (F) 


Warren 


Roy 
wor in 


E. 

vr 

n . 


Watts 


William 


C. (Bill) 


Weckerly 


IT a Ilia 

J\e ins 


IT 


weejciey 


Roisert 

John 

Norman 


b. (BOO) 

C. 

M . 


wens 

Whitley 

wnitney 


Daniel 


LilailcS 




John 




Wilkerson 


Stephen 


Howell 


Wilkins 


Frank 


C. 


Wilkinson 



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Active - Pastor i\ 
Trinity - Elon College ™ *f 
Active - Pastor 
Grace - Winston-Salem 
Member-At-Large - Associate 
First Christian 
Retired 

Active - Pastor 

Franklin - Salisbury 

Active - Pastor 

Guilford Park - Greensboro 

Active - Ordained in Other l 

Therapist 

Member-At-Large 

Active - Pastor 

Speedwell - Reidsville 

Active - Counselor 

Active - Associate Pastor 

Starmount - Greensboro 

Active - Pastor 

Second - Salisbury 

Active - Associate 

First - Asheboro 

Retired 

Retired - Stated Supply 
Joyce - Stoneville i 
Retired f 
Retired 
Retired 

Active - Campus Minister 
ASU 

Active - Pastor 

First - Asheboro 

Active - Associate Executiv< 

Salem Presbytery 

Retired 

Active - Pastor 

Glenwood - Greensboro 

Active - Pastor 

Graham - Graham 

Active - Pastor / Associate 

Lansing / Mt. Jefferson 

Retired 

Retired 

Active - Pastor 
Bethany - Graham 
Active - Pastor 
Parkway - Winston-Salem 
Active - Interim 
First - Lexington 
Active - Pastor 
Third Creek - Cleveland 
Retired 



SALEM PRESBYTERY MINISTERS 01-10-1995 
FIRST MIDDLE LASTNAME 



PAGE: 9 



Benjamin 

Charles 

J. Gordon 

James 

William 

John 
Paul 

R. Scott 

William 
Richard 



F. (Ben) Williams 
(Charlie) Williams 



K. (Jim) 



A. 
D. 



Williams 

Wilson 

Wing 

Womeldorf 
Woodall, Jr. 

Woodmansee 



J. (Bill) Wrenn, Jr. 
S. (Rick) Wurst 



Christopher E. (Chris) Zorn 



STATUS 



Active - Ordained in Other Wk. 

Mental Health Center 

Active - Pastor 

First - Burlington 

Member-At-Large /Lab . Out . Bounds 

Foothills Presbytery 

Active - Pastor : 

Sedgefield - Greensboro -. 

Active - Pastor 

Unity - Woodleaf 

Retired 

Active - Pastor 

Bethel - McLeansville 

Active - Pastor 

First - High Point 

Retired - 8-30-94 

Active - Pastor 

Stony Creek - Burlington 

Active - Pastor 

John Calvin - Salisbury 



61 



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III 



APPENDIX H 



CHANGES IN TERMS OF CALL DATE: 01-17-1995 PAGE: 1 



NAME : 






CHURCH: 




▼ ^ i on TO(\f _ 

LOCATION : 


Ann 




Jahnes 


Yadkinville- 62.5 


% Yadkinville 


7610 


.00 


Salary 




42ol • UU 


Pens ion/Medical 


116s 


. 00 


Social Security 




t A A rtO 


Continuing Ed. 


7610 


.00 


Housing All. 




U . UU 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 












Tax Des. 




4 Weeks 


Vacation 


1500 


.00 


Community mileage 




2 weeKs 


Study Leave 


17885 
— — — — — . 


.00 
— 


Total Compensation 




22810.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 




. . — 


CHURCH: 




LOCATION : 


Stephen 




Hundley 


Prospect 




Mooresville , NC 


27821 


.00 


Salary 




10809 . 00 


Pension/Medical 


2686 


. 00 


Social Security 




a Art 

750 .00 


Continuing Ed. 


3000 


.00 


Housing All. 




2600 .00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 








MANSE 




Tax Oes. 




4 weeks 


Vacation 










2 weeks 


Study Leave 


33507 


.00 


Total Compensation 




47666.00 


Total Cost To Church 


name: 






CHURCH: 




LOCATION : 


Lisa 




Nelson 


Prospect 




Mooresville , NC 


19000 


.00 


Salary 






Pension/Medical 






Social Security 




750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


6350 


.00 


Housing All. 




2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 












Tax Oes. 






Vacation 












Study Leave 


25350 


.00 


.Total Compensation 




29000.00 


Total Cost To Church 



62 



CHANGES IN TERMS OF CALL DATE: 01-17-1995 PAGE: 2 



NAME: 






CHURCH: 




LOCATION : 


Paul 




Ridolf i 


First Pres. 


Mount Airy 


23080 


.00 


Salary 




14230.00 


Pension/Medical 


3500 


.00 


Social Security 




1200.00 


Continuing Ed. 


20000 


.00 


Housing All. 




4400.00- 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 












Tax Des 


» 




Vacation 












Study Leave 


46580 


. 00 


Total Compensation 




66410.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 






„ — M M m I,, 

CHURCH: 




LOCATION : 


Lisa 




Nelson 


Prospect 




Greensboro , NC 


15350 


.00 


Salary 






Pension/Medical 






Social Security 




750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


10000 


.00 


Housing All. 




2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 


• 










Tax Des 


• 




Vacation 












Study Leave 


25350 


.00 


Total Compensation 




29000.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 




LOCATION: 


James 




Rissmiller 


Community In Christ Greensboro, NC 


30330 


.00 


Salary 






Pension/Medical 






Social Security 




1100.00 


Continuing Ed. 


17400 


.00 


Housing All. 




2700.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 


• 










Tax Des 






Vacation 












Study Leave 


47730 


.00 


" Total Compensation 




51530.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 




LOCATION : 


Norman 




Whitney , Sr . 


Bethany 




Graham , NC 


25275 


.00 


Salary 




12415.00 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 




850.00 


Continuing Ed. 






Housing All. 




4000.00 


Auto . Expense 



Fur. & Util. Allow. 
MANSE Tax Des. Vacation 

Study Leave 

25275.00 Total Compensation 42540.00 Total Cost To Church 



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NAME: 






CHURCH: 




LOCATION : 


Russell 




Ward , Jr . 


First Pres. 


Asheboro , NC 


1 O Q 1 T 

2892 J 


n ft 
.00 


Salary 




1 IQOjI ft ft 

± Zoo 4 . UU 


pension/Meuicai 


3532 


.00 


Social Security 




500.00 


Continuing Ed. 


13690 


.00 


Housing All. 




2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 












Tax Oes. 






Vacation 












Study Leave 


46145 


.00 


Total Compensation 




62429.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 




LOCATION: 


Richard 




Wurst , Jr . 


Stony Creek 


Burlington , NC 


20200 


ft ft 

• 00 


Salary 




8579.00 


Pension/Medical 


2150 


.00 


Social Security 




1200.00 


Continuing Ed. 






Housing All. 




3600.00 


Auto . Expense 


5300 


.00 


Fur. & Util. Allow. 




1900.00 




MANSE 




Tax Oes. 




4 weeks 


Vacation 










2 weeks 


Study Leave 


27650 


.00 


Total Compensation 




42929.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 




LOCATION: 


Rockwell 




Ward 


Appalachian Camp. Mi. Boone, -NC 


A A A £ 

24446 


ft ft 

. 00 


Salary 






Pension/Medical 






Social Security 




1000.00 


Continuing Ed. 






Housing All. 




2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 




407.00 








Tax Des. 




4 weeks 


Vacation 










2 weeks 


Study Leave 


24446 


.00 


Total Compensation 




28753.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 




LOCATION: 


George 




Murray , IV 


First Pres. 


Kernersvi 11 e , NC 




nn 


SaXaTy 






Pension/Medical 






Social Security 




750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


6520 


.00 


Housing All. 




2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 












Tax Oes. 




4 weeks 


Vacation 










2 weeks 


Study Leave 


26274 


.00 


Total Compensation 




29924.00 


Total Cost To Church 



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CHANGES IN TERMS OF CALL 
NAME: 

Shawn Barkley 



DATE: 01-17-1995 
CHURCH: 
Crestwood 



PAGE: 4 
LOCATION: 
Greensboro, NC 



21900 


.00 


Salary 






Pension/Medical 






Social Security 




600.00 


Continuing Ed. 


2280 


.00 


Housing All. 




2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 








MANSE 




Tax Des. 




4 weeks 


Vacation 










2 weeks 


Study Leave 


24130 


.00 


Total Compensation 




27680.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 




LOCATION : 


Don 




Scof ield 


Flat Rock 


Mt. Airy, NC 


9770 


.00 


Salary 






Pension/Medical 






Social Security 




375.00 


Continuing Ed. 


3175 


.00 


Housing All. 




1500.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 












Tax Des. 




4 weeks 


Vacation 










2 weeks 


Study Leave 


12945 


.00 


Total Compensation 




14820.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 




LOCATION : 


Robert 




Cleveland 


Pittsboro 


Pittsboro, NC 


7152 


.00 


Salary 






Pension/Medical 






Social Security 




313.00 


Continuing Ed. 


6203 


.00 


Housing All. 




1476.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 












Tax Des. 




4 weeks 


Vacation 










2 weeks 


Study Leave 


13355 


.00 


Total Compensation 




15144.00 


Total Cost To Church 








CHURCH: 






Leland 




Richardson 


First Pres. 


Mocksville, NC 


21436 


.00 


Salary 




13230.00 


Pension/Medical 


3596 


.00 


Social Security 




630.00 


Continuing Ed. 


20930 


.00 


Housing All. 




5236.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 




800.00 








Tax Des. 




4 weeks 


Vacation 


1288 


.00 






2 weeks 


Study Leave 


47250 


.00 


Total Compensation 




67146.00 


Total Cost To Church 



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CHANGES IN TERMS OF CALL DATE: 01-17-1995 PAGE: 5 



NAME: 
Robert 




CHURCH: 

Gant , Jr . Alamance 




LOCATION : 
Greensboro , NC 


20519 


.00 


Salary 


8596.00 


Pension/Medical 


2182 


.00 


Social Security 


1000.00 


Continuing Ed. 


8000 


.00 


Housing All. 


1400.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 










Tax Oes. 


4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


30701 


.00 


Total Compensation 


41697.00 


Total Cost To Church 



NAME: 
William 



Hayes 



CHURCH: 
Smyrna Pres. 



LOCATION : 
Wentworth , NC 



9000.00 
2700.00 

MANSE 

11700.00 



Salary 

Social Security 

Housing All. 

Fur. & Util.. Allow. 

Tax Des. 

Total Compensation 



Pension/Medical 
250.00 Continuing Ed. 
2900.00 Auto. Expense 

4 weeks Vacation 
2 weeks Study Leave 
14850.00 Total Cost To Church 



NAME: 
William 



Hayes 



CHURCH: 

Wentworth Pres. 



LOCATION: 
Wentworth 



13860.00 
4158.00 



MANSE (YOKE) 
18018.00 



Salary 

Social Security 

Housing All. 

Fur. & Util. Allow. 

Tax Des. 

Total Compensation 



Pension/Medical 
250.00 Continuing Ed. 
1800.00 Auto. Expense 

Vacation 
Study Leave 
20068.00 Total Cost To Church 



NAME: 
Warren 



17816.40 
11878.60 



Brannon 
Salary 

Social Security 

Housing All. 

Fur. & Util. Allow. 

Tax Des. 



CHURCH: 
Shiloh Pres. 



LOCATION: 
Burlington , NC 



29695.00 Total Compensation 



Pension/Medical 
500.00 Continuing Ed. 
3605.00 Auto. Expense 

4 weeks Vacation 
2 weeks Study Leave 
33800.00 Total Cost To Church 



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CHANGES IN TERMS OF CALL 
NAME: 

William Jones 



DATE: 01-17-1995 
CHURCH: 
Reid Memorial 



PAGE: 6 
LOCATION: 
Mooresville, NC 



9500.00 Salary 

Social Security 
3175.00 Housing All. 

Fur. & Util. Allow. 

Tax Des. 

12675.00 Total Compensation 



Pension/Medical 
9188.00 Continuing Ed. 
1450.00 Auto. Expense 

4 weeks Vacation 
2 weeks Study Leave 
23313.00 Total Cost To Church 



NAME: 
R. 



Woodmansee 



CHURCH: 
First Pres. 



LOCATION: 
High Point, NC 



43533.00 Salary 

Social Security 
Housing All. 
Fur. & Util. Allow. 
MANSE Tax Des. 

43583.00 Total Compensation 



Pension/Medical 
1071.00 Continuing Ed. 
5150.00 Auto. Expense 

4 weeks Vacation 
2 weeks Study Leave 
49804.00 Total Cost To Church 



NAME: 
Lucius 



Gray 



CHURCH: 
Alamance 



41692.00 Salary 

Social Security 
Housing All. 
2550.00 Fur. & Util. Allow. 

Tax Des. 

44242.00 Total Compensation 



LOCATION: 
Greensboro , NC 



Pension/Medical 
1150.00 Continuing Ed. 
2000.00 Auto. Expense 

4 weeks Vacation 
2 weeks Study Leave 
47392.00 Total Cost To Church 



NAME: 
James 



Miller 



CHURCH: 

Church of the Cross 



LOCATION: 
Greensboro , NC 



18500.00 Salary 

Social Security 
6900.00 Housing All. 

Fur. & Util. Allow. 

Tax Des. 

25400.00 Total Compensation 



Pension/Medical 
200.00 Continuing Ed. 
3365.00 Auto. Expense 
1200.00 

4 weeks Vacation 
2 weeks Study Leave 
30165.00 Total Cost To Church 



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CHANGES IN TERMS OF CALL DATE: 01-17-1995 PAGE: 7 

NAME: CHURCH: LOCATION: 

Dale Davidson Church of the Cross Greensboro, NC 



11137. 


00 


Salary 




Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


319.00 


Continuing Ed. 


2958. 


00 


Housing All. 

Fur. & Util. Allow. 


1471.72 


Auto . Expense 






*? Tax Des. 


4 weeks 
2 weeks 


Vacation 
Study Leave 


14095. 


00 


Total Compensation 


15885.72 


Total Cost To Church 



NAME: 
Worth 



Watts 



CHURCH: 
Glenwood 



21300.00 Salary 
2280.00 Social Security 
6000.00 Housing All. 
2500.00 Fur. & Util. Allow. 

Tax Des. 

32080.00 Total Compensation 



LOCATION : 
Greensboro , NC 



8982.00 Pension/Medical 
500.00 Continuing Ed. 
44500.00 Auto. Expense 
600.00 
4 weeks Vacation 
2 weeks Study Leave 
86662.00 Total Cost To Church 



NAME: 
Jeff 



Falter 



CHURCH: 
Dogwood Acres 



LOCATION: 
Asheboro , NC 



16600.00 
2720.00 

4300.00 

MANSE 

23620.00 



Salary 

Social Security 

Housing All. 

Fur. & Util. Allow. 

Tax Des. 

Total Compensation 



7368.00 Pension/Medical 
1000.00 Continuing Ed. 
2900.00 Auto. Expense 
1200.00 

4 weeks Vacation 
2 weeks Study Leave 
36088.00 Total Cost To Church 



NAME: 
Linda 



Blessing 



CHURCH: 
Pine Ridge 



LOCATION: 

Pilot Mountain, NC 



9700.00 Salary 

1038.88 Social Security 

3880.00 Housing All. 

Fur. & Util. Allow. 

Tax Des. 

146T.8.88 Total Compensation 



3801.00 Pension/Medical 
275.00 Continuing Ed. 

1400.00 Auto. Expense 
250.00 

4 weeks Vacation 

2 weeks Study Leave 
20344.88 Total Cost To Church 



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CHANGES IN TERMS OF CALL 
NAME: 

James Mauldin 



DATE: 01-17-1995 
CHURCH: 
Pine Ridge 



PAGE : 8 
LOCATION: 

Pilot Mountain, NC 



7780.00 Salary 

890.46 Social Security 
3880.00 Housing All. 

Fur. & Util. Allow. 

Tax Des. 

12550.46 Total Compensation 



3801.00 Pension/Medical 
275.00 Continuing Ed. 

1400.00 Auto. Expense 
250.00 

4 weeks Vacation 

2 weeks Study Leave 
18276.46 Total Cost To Church 



NAME: 
David 



Partington 



CHURCH: 
Shallowf ord 



LOCATION: 
Lewisville, NC 



28564.00 
3000.00 

MANSE 

31564.00 



Salary 

Social Security 

Housing All. 

Fur. & Util. Allow. 

Tax Des. 

Total Compensation 



1200.00 Pension/Medical 

1200.00 Continuing Ed. 

1200.00 Auto. Expense 

520.00 1200 

4 weeks Vacation 

2 weeks Study Leave 

35684.00 Total Cost To Church 



NAME: 
J. 



Kivett 



CHURCH: 
First Pres. 



LOCATION: 
Reidsville , NC 



24000.00 Salary 

2899.00 Social Security 
11000.00 Housing All. 

Fur. & Util. Allow. 

Tax Des. 

37899.00 Total Compensation 



9800.00 Pension/Medical 

850.00 Continuing Ed. 
3000.00 Auto. Expense 

4 weeks Vacation 
2 weeks Study Leave 
51549.00 Total Cost To Church 



NAME: 
Jesse 



Bledsoe 



CHURCH: 
First Pres. 



LOCATION: 

Pilot Mountain, NC 



25789.00 
3000.00 

MANSE 

28789.00 



Salary 

Social Security 

Housing All. 

Fur. & Util. Allow. 

Tax Des. 

Total Compensation 



Pension/Medical 
7 50. 00 Continuing Ed. 
2900.00 Auto. Expense 

4 weeks Vacation 
2 weeks Study Leave 
32439.00 Total Cost To Church 



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APPENDIX I 



MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY COMMISSION 
TO ORGANIZE THE OAK RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
DECEMBER 4, 1994 



The Commission to execute the instructions of Salem Presbytery to carry out all the actions necessary to 
organize the Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church met at the church facilities at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, December 
4, 1994. The meeting was called to order by Elder Moderator W. Erwin Fuller, Jr., with an opening prayer. 
The following were present: 

Ministers: John Handley 
John G. Truitt 

Albert G. Edwards, guest (New Hope Presbytery) 

Elders: W. Erwin Fuller, Jr., Moderator 

Willie D. Garvin 
Penelope Musson 
Sam Zealy 
Owen Cooke, guest 

The two guests were welcomed and invited to sit with the Commission and to participate in the organizing 
activities. The Commission elected John Handley Clerk and empowered the Moderator and the Clerk to 
approve the Minutes after the activities were completed. 

After organization and a quorum was determined to be present, the Commission joined the congregation in 
a worship service at 10:00 a.m. o'clock, the Moderator presiding. The Reverend Mr. Albert Edwards preached 
the sermon using as his text John 10:22-30 with the title, , The Shepherd, the Sheep, and the Sheep Dog." 

Moderator Fuller presided over the organization of the church, adoption of the Oak Ridge name, election of 
Elders, calling the new congregation to order, and the election of Robert C. Evans, HI as the first pastor. 
John Handley propounded the constitutional questions to the new minister and to the first Elders elected by 
the new church. Elder-elect Joe Warwick asked the constitutional questions of the congregation. John G. 
Truitt offered prayers of installation and, as appropriate, ordination for the pastor and new elders. 

Robert C. Evans, m was declared Pastor of Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church according to the Constitution of 
the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) He then declared the new elders ordained, as appropriate, and installed. 
Penelope Musson charged the minister, Sam Zealy charged the elders, and Owen Cooke charged the 
congregation. The new minister offered the benediction. 

The joyous occasion was concluded with a reception in the newly renovated fellowship room. 



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MflQ , . _ APPENDIX J 

Meeting of trie 

Administrative Commission 

for the Madison Presbyterian Church 

August 27, 1992 

The commission was called to order and led in a devotional and 
prayer by its moderator/ Dale Davidson. 

Present: Dale Davidson, Fred Cundiff, Z. Holler, Coy Stack, 
/ /U**^^a Cb'~*t ^ L-s iV^r^b^ , members of the commission; 
also Rudy Boone, Moderator of Salem Presbytery; 
and John Handley, General Presbyter of Salem 
Presbytery . 

Absent : Jonathan Barker 

Dale Davidson recognized Moderator, Rudy Boone, who stated briefly 
the reasons for the commission's appointment, expressed appreciation 
for the members' willingness to serve, and emphasized the importance 
of the task to be done. 

John Handley was then asked to present the background and history 
of the difficulties at Madison. The members of the commission took 
full notes for future reference. 

Then John laid out the task and authority of the commission. The 
task, as set forth in G-9.0503 a(3) of the Book of Order , is "... to 
inquire into and settle the difficulties..." in the Madison Presby- 
terian Church. 



Its authority as a commission of presbytery includes power to oversea 
the Church during its vacancy (G 11.0103 K ) , to remove the minister 
(G 11.0103 N, now vacant, the pastor having resigned), to assume 
original jurisdiction (G 11.0103 S), and to review session minutes 
and records (G 11.0103 X). 

John urged immediate contact between the commission and session in 
order to assure the session of the commission's encouragement and 
support during this difficult time. 

He also urged that commission and session meet soon to delineate the 
role of the session and the role of the commission as we begin our 
work together. 

Concerning the purposes of the commission we agreed that at this 
point we see it as 

(1) Supporting the officers and congregation in their efforts to 
understand and resolve their difficulties during this interiir 

(2) Supporting them and assisting them in healing and rebuilding 
relationships that have been damaged during recent months 



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page 2 



(3) Supporting them in developing a common vision for the 
future and taking the steps necessary to move toward 
that vision together. 




(Note: I edited these items a little, hoping to strengthen what 
we said. If you have ideas for future clarification we 
can discuss them and make changes at our next meeting. ZN 



We further authorized our moderator to arrange a meeting with the 
Madison session on September 2 or September 9/ at the church, 
7:00 - 8:30 PM, this meeting to be followed by a meeting of the 
commission to plan next steps. 

We agreed on the following agenda for the meeting with the session 

(1) Introduction of ourselves individually, along with concernsi 
and experience that we bring to this task 

(2) Introduction of session members individually with whatever 
comments they wish to make about themselves 

(3) Introduction of the commission, its task as set forth in 
the Book of Order , authority, and its purposes as we under- 
stand them at this point. 

(4) A devotional (worship) with them 

(5) A period of discussion (listening) devoted to securing the 
following information which shall be requested of the sess: 
members : 

(a) Tell us who you are as a church, this church's story, 
character, etc. 

(b) Tell us why you individually, joined and have remained 
member of this church. 

(c) Tell us how you understand the present situation — how 
and why it came about, as you see it. 

(6) Following this discussion, which we hope will put the pres 
situation in a broader perspective, we will ask "What are 
the most press inq needs of your church at the moment?" 

Our goal is to finish the above agenda by 8:30, after which we cai 
meet and determine next steps . 

One further item was discussed: How do we communicate to officer 
and members of the church who contact us individually between our: 
meetings? 

Ill 

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page 3 

Answer : 

(1) We listen carefully. 

(2) We remind them that any responses or comments we make 
are ours personally, not those of the commission. 

(3) We remind them that Dale Davidson, our moderator, is the 
only one who speaks for the commission. 

(4) We decline to receive any information given by a person 
who wishes to remain anonymous. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Z. Holler 



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DEACONS 

Betsy Carr 

263 Woodhaven Dr. 

Stoneville, NC 27048 

548-2822 

Al Jolly (Moderator) 
386 Deer-wood La. 
Stoneville, NC 27048 
427-3331 

Diane Joyce 

141 St. Andrews Dr. 

Stoneville, NC 27048 

427-3330 

Don Joyce 

155 Oakgrove Dr. 

Stoneville, NC 27048 

427-0026 

Janet Silvers (Secretary) 
PO Box 229 
Madison, NC 27025 
548-2990 

Roy Smith 

PO Box 443 , 

Madison, NC 27025 

548-2253 

Bill Walker 

304 W. Decatur St. 

Madison, NC 27025 

427-2362 

Jeff Wall (Chair, Building and Grounds Committee) 
508 W. Decatur St. 
Madison, NC 27025 
427-3150 



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ELDERS 

John Dowdle 
402 W. Luola St. 
Madison, NC 27025 
548-6758 

Barry Joyce 

141 St. Andrews Dr. 

Stoneville, NC 27048 

427-3330 

Ron Joyce 

421 Lakeside Dr. Extension 
Stoneville, NC 27048 
427-0026 

Julie Joyce (Chair, Strengthening Committee) 
421 Lakeside Dr. Extension 
Stoneville, NC 27048 
427-0026 

Don Morrison (Chair, Witness and Service Committee) 
327 Throckmorton Rd. 
Madison, NC 27025 
427-5952 

Marty Richwine (Chair, Worship Committee) 
307 Shale Rd. 
Madison, NC 27025 
548-6853 

Peggy Sealy (Clerk of Session) 
501 Woodland Dr. 
Madison, NC 27025 
548-9854 

Micky Silvers 
PO Box 229 
Madison, NC 27025 
548-2990 

Anthony Wall (Chair, Finance Co mmi ttee) 
PO Box 42 
Mayodan, NC 27027 
427-3610 



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MEETING OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 
FOR THE MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT 
SEPTEMBER 16, 1992 

Dale Davidson, Moderator, led in an opening devotional and prayer based on 2 Corin- 
thian 5. All members of the ccmmission were present. 

Travel expense sheets were distributed. 

Dale presented an agenda for the meeting. 

1. Information gathered by Dale concerning possible interims: 

Weldon Seal, Jr. is a Baptist minister interested in becoming a Presbyterian. 
It was agreed that we need a Presbyterian for this task. 

Information about Harry Phillies was circulated for members of the ccmmission 
to review (Harry's new seeking a call though he might consider this meantime). 

Max Deal , who served as interim before the calling of Charles Clubb, is seeking 
a call but would consider this situation with the provision that a full time call 
would take precedence ever any interim relationship. He is considerably experi- 
enced as an interim. 

Jerrv McCann was not contacted; Dale will continue trying. 

Molly Morcan , part time associate at Southern Pines is interested in this in- 
terim. She lives in Reidsviile and would like to get back to this area. She 
knows the community. 

The ccmmission discussed whether desicnated caster might be the scrt of relationship 
that would fit in this situation. Also: discussed were the relationship of interim 
pastor and stated supply . 

Action: The commission decided tc place before the Madison session the names of Jerry. 
McCann , Harrv Phillips , and Molly Morcan as pastors who might serve well in a temporar*. 
relationship curing the coming months. 

Dale will write a letter placing the names above before the session and suggesting 
that if the officers or members have further names these should be sent to us so we 
can secure PIF's and other relevant information about them. 

Also to be mentioned in Dale's letter is our willingness to meet with session alone or 
with joint officers for our future conversations together. 

We will pass around responsibility for devotions for our separate commission meetings 
but leave devotionals to the Madison officers when we meet together with them. 

Our next meeting will be with the Madison session on October 5, 7:00 PM, when we will 
discuss with them the interim possibilities (including financial matters related to 
this) as well as specific tasks that need to be accomplished during the interim period 
Meantime the moderator will inquire into the arrangements and responsibilities in- 
volved in the church's continuing financial relationship with Charles Clubb. 

The moderator adjourned the meeting with prayer at 9:50 PM. 



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To: The Session, Madison Presbyterian Church 

From: Dale Davidson, Moderator, Salem Presbytery Administrative 

Commi ssi on 
Date: September 18, 1992 



It was good to meet with you on September 9. We heard your pain, 
your questions, your hope, your determination. We saw a group of 
officers who, though tired and hurt by the recent conflict in the 
church, are dedicated to continue to work through Madison 
Presbyterian Church to do Christ's work. We met people both 
capable and willing to take on the task o-f restoring trust among 
themselves, within the congregation, and between the congregation 
and o-f-ficers. We read with great interest the September church 
newsletter which communicates a marvelous spirit o-f hope, a-f-firms 
the work o-f many members, and looks ahead to where the church 
seeks to go. We are optimistic about our work together. 

You named the following pressing needs: 

— to secure an interim pastor; 

- to get on with the business of the church; 

- to provide fellowship opportunities that help rebuild 
communi ty ; 

— to restore confidence and trust in the Session; 

— to continue Session visitation with the members who 
have become disaffected. 

You have already begun several of these, and we want to do 
everything we can to help you find the right person for the 
interim period. Two people seem very well suited for the 
position. We believe that either the Rev. Molly Morgan of 
Reidsville or the Rev. Harry Phillips of Louisville, KY could hel 
you and the church get on firm ground and focus on the future. A 
soon as I have their Personal Information Forms, I will forward 
them to you. You may be aware of other possible candidates; if 
so, would you please let us know who they are. 

We have been using the term, "Interim Pastor", but there are 
actually three possible temporary relationships that you might 
consider: Stated Supply (G-14.0513 a), Interim Pastor <G-14.0513 
b), and Designated Pastor (G— 14.0502). Please consider each one 
carefully before we meet on October 5. Having three distinct 
choices will increase your flexibility as you weigh your pastoral 
needs for the interim time, your budget obligations, and your 
future permanent pastoral relationship. 

When we meet with you on October 5, we would like to do these 
things: 

- to learn how you have decided to fund an interim 

posi ti on . 

— to consider the names we have recommended. 

- to discuss what the interim person and Madison 
Presbyterian will need to accomplish together. It will be useful 
to set some specific goals to help you and us to gauge when the 
healing is sufficient and it's time to move to a permanent 

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pastoral relationship. 

- to establish a time table -for securing an interim. 

You had asked to invite the Deacons to the September 9 meeting. 
It was help-ful to hear their perspectives. I-f you want to includ 
them in -future meetings, please do so. 

Thank you -for the work you are already doing toward 
reconciliation. 



cc:the Rev. John Truitt 



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MEETING OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 
FOR THE MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
SEPTEMBER 9, 1992 

The commission met with the elders and deacons of the Madison Presbyterian Church in 
the church hall. All members of the commission were present and all members of the 
church session were present except Barry Joyce. Deacons Don Joyce, Janet Silvers, Bill 
Walker and Jeff Wall were also present. 

Dale Davidson called the meeting to order and John Truitt, interim moderator of the ses 
sion, led the group in prayer. 

Dale then introduced the proposed agenda prepared by the commission: 

(1) Commission members will introduce themselves individually. 

(2) Officers of the Madison Church will introduce themselves individually. 

(3) Moderator Davidson will review the charge and the authority of the commission. 

(4) Commission member Lois Brake will lead the group in worship. 

(5) The officers present will introduce the commission to the church's history 
and character, tell why and how they came to be members, and tell how they 
understand recent developments and the present polarized situation. 

(6) The officers will be asked, "What are this church's most pressing needs at 
the moment?" 

This agenda was agreeable to all present. 

Commission members proceeded to introduce themselves and the officers to introduce them- 
selves . 

Moderator Davidson then defined the commission's task and authority in accord with ap- 
propriate sections of chapters 9 and 11 of the Book of Order . She stressed that the 
commission has no interest in affixing blame for the church's troubles but wishes to 
support the church and its officers in dealing forthrightly with their present feelings 
and conflicts, seeking mutual understanding and reconciliation, and establishing a 
solid basis for moving ahead together toward fulfillment of the church's mission. She 
stressed that the commission wants to operate always openly and candidly. As moderator 
she will speak for the commission. The commission members individually and as a group 
will be open to information from the officers and members of the church, with the under 
standing that the sources of all such information be clearly stated (no anonymous infor 
nation) and that once received it will be shared with the rest of the commission and 
with presbytery if the commission should deem that appropriate. Finally, Dale stated 
that the commission will be happy to help the church secure a suitable interim pastor. 

Lois Brake then led the group in worship based on Philippians 4:10-13. 

Next the officers were requested to tell the commission something of the church's his- 
tory and character and of how they came to be members of it. 

Some major themes of this discussion were these: 

- this is not a transient church; most members have been here many years, some 
for generations 

- it is like an extended family, very caring of one another; we and our children 
all know one another personally 



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<l 

- for many the church relationships are basic not only to their religious but 
also to their social activities, where members often find themselves "talking 
church" 

- the church has "grown up" in recent years in the areas of service and outreach 

- the most important aspect of the church's life is relationships of love and 
care by which members sustain one another through life's crises 

- this care has continued in significant instances despite differences of opinion 
and feeling about recent events. 

The moderator next asked the officers to tell how they understood the recent events an 
division in the church's life. 

Some of the officers' comments (not exact quotes) were these: 

There is much I don't understand. I've tried to listen to everybody's concerns but 
it's still hard to see justification for causing another pain (i.e. Charles Clubb?). 

People I have loved and respected for years have been destroyed emotionally during the 
past year by things that have happened. We have lost members, even lost hope some 
times. 

Lack of bonding with the pastor started early with confrontations over what he was 
or was not doing to support the church's efforts. These led to lack of trust in 
him. . .we asked presbytery early for help, and when presbytery arranged meetings 
with those who had complaints, others who liked the. new pastor felt left out and it \ 
got to be "us vs. them." On one side were those upset with Charles and on the other, 
those who liked him and didn't understand why their fellow members were upset. 

I have trouble talking about "groups" because there was never an organized discontent e< 
group — only a growing number of people who had similar experiences and concerns. Thei: 
concerns were being passed on to session members and got them involved. Of course 
others were involved too. 

Session started getting information a year ago and very soon called presbytery for heii 
to turn things around. Presbytery, with no competent professional group in place to 
help us, got together an ad hoc group that called in outside consultants. Presbytery 
needs competent professionals who can come in and deal with such situations step 
step. 

What does this "lack of bonding" that we talk about mean? 

It means that people were early put off by Charles' manner and way of handling things 
and quickly concluded that he couldn't be our pastor. 

Harold (former pastor) had been here a long time and we had helped him through a diffi- 
cult period of illness, so we were ready for a new minister, looking forward to new 
energy and leadership. When that didn't seem to materialize with Charles there were 
conflicts between him and the teachers, youth leaders, et al. who wanted his support. 
I don't know how deep the conflicts were. Unless you were active you didn't know what 
was happening. Even now many people we've visited don't understand. They are not A 



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leaving the church — just needing time to heal. As for the ones who were upset with 
Charles, the presbytery people urged them to be open and confront him, which they did 
even though it was a painful, tough experience. After that, polarization seemed in- 
evitable. But now we are ready to get back to work together. 

People who weren't discontented still want a satisfactory "reason" why we voted to have 
Charles leave; but there's no one clear "reason." Many things went into it, especially 
lack of trust. It was very hard. 

Commission member: Why this lack of trust? 

It started when he said he worked some place where he hadn't. But the big thing was, he 
couldn't admit to his mistakes. His style was defensive, not up front. He wouldn't 
get things going — had no answer to the question "what's your role in getting things go- 
ing?" We were trying to get him to get things done — we were tired after helping our 
former pastor get over an illness. 

Moderator: Would things have turned out okay if you had been as involved and supportive 
as your seem to be now? 

I don't think so. 

It was in one-on-one situations with people who had jobs to do that Charles seemed in- 
ept. He did okay in crisis situations and in pastoral things — but not in getting things 
done . 

Yes. Early on there were minor things that needed doing and weren't getting done. We 
had a meeting, told him things that needed doing and made suggestions how to do them. 
But Charles was unresponsive, made excuses, blamed others, denied problems. Both 
Charles and presbytery concluded that the problem was that we had not broken our emo- 
tional ties with Harold, but this was not the problem; the reason things got so bad was 
that Charles was unresponsive. We got divided over that and then polarized when Charles 
started seeking out supporters rather than dealing with the church's problems. This 
pushed people farther and farther apart. 

If that hadn't happened our early meetings for reconciliation with him might have been 
successful and we cculd have moved ahead without the rest of the congregation getting 
involved. 

Question by an officer to fellow officer who just spoke: What kind of minister could 
you manage? 



I don't think it was a matter of control 

Yet it was. With Charles it was a matter of control. 

I don't think the session was looking for control. 

The problems were brought to the session; they didn't start there. 



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September 9, 1992 



Commission member asked: What are the relationships within the congregation at preser.: 

They are like family relationships when a family is working through problems. 

I hate to see people hurting. I can be happy, then think of the church and the members 
hurting and it saddens me. 

Well, the important thing is to get on with it. Some of the members out there won't 
come back; some will. We probably won't ever agree — all of us — on these things but we 
need to move on and to hold no grudges. 

At this point some of the commission members offered feed-back on what they had heard. 
The officers accepted the "feedback positively, especially the recognition of their angs 
at presbytery's role and the suggestion that their feelings and thoughts were very like 
those expressed afterwards by parties to a divorce: anger, disappointment, puzzlement 
as to where things went wrong, and awareness of the need to recognize the pain and sad- 
ness and then move ahead. 

At this point the moderator thanked the officers for speaking honestly with us and with 
one another and suggested we move to the next question: What are the pressing needs of 
the church now? 

One officer responded with a question: Will the needed healing process go on naturally 
now or are there specific things we should do? — maybe not to reach consensus but at 
least to reach better understandings. . f 

Response of commission members: The healing will take place as in a family, through 
continued dialogue — the way God and Israel keep it together in the Bible. 

Sometimes it is important to suspend judgment in situations like this and just listen 
to each other's stories. 

You may be wondering, what good does continuing discussion of these painful things do? 
The answer is, it helps to restore trust. 

One of the officers moved back to the discussion of pressing needs of the church . They 
identified these: 

(1) Secure an interim pastor to restore stability and focus so the church can move 
ahead (changing pastoral leadership week by week is disruptive to regaining di- 
rection ) . 

(2) Get on with the business of the church. 

(3) Provide fellowship opportunities to rebuild community. 

(4) Restore confidence and trust in the session on the part of those who disagreed 
with its actions during the crisis. 

(5) Undertake further session visitation of the disaffected. 

(Commission member: Why not have regular "meet the session" meetings where people coul 
come to session with their questions and their feedback. ) 

(6) Plan events structured to build community. 

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September 9, 1992 

Problem voiced by an officer: We need a full time interim but can afford only part time 
because of the expense of the severance package for Charles. 

The moderator indicated that the commission is aware of that problem and will keep it in 
mind as we help with securing a suitable interim. 

The joint meeting was then closed with prayer by Lois Brake and the two groups continued 
in separate locations. 

The moderator mentioned names that had come to her already as possible interims: Weldon 
Seal, Max Deal, Jerry McCann, Harry Phillips, Molly Morgan. No doubt there will be 
more. 

The commission reaffirmed our policy of openness to talk with officers and members of 
the Madison church with the understanding that the sources of all the information they 
give us must be identified and the information itself will be shared with the commission 
(also with presbytery when appropriate). 

We agreed to meet next with John Truitt on September 16, 7:00 PM at the Church of the 
Covenant, Greensboro, and with the session (if possible) on October 5 at 7:00 PM in 
Madison. 

The meeting was then adjourned. 



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MEETING OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 
FOR THE MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT 
OCTOBER 5, 1991 

JOINT MEETING WITH DEACONS AND ELDERS 

PRESENT FROM THE COMMISSION: Dale Davidson, Z. Holler, Lois Brake, Coy Stack, Mary 
B. Click, Fred Cundiff . ABSENT: Jonathan Barker. John Handley, Salem Executive 
Presbyter and John Truitt, Moderator of Session, were also present. 

John Truitt, moderator, opened the meeting with prayer. After introductions, Peg 
Sealy read the letter from Dale Davidson to the Session of Madison, (see attached) 

The moderator indicated that the process of contacting an interim had begun. Ron 
Joyce related that Marty Richwine and Anthony Wall and he had interviewed with Rev. 
Molly Morgan and had heard her preach on October 4 in Southern Pines. They express- 
ed a desire to get an interim on board by Advent. Rev. Harry Phillips could not be 
reached. A meeting of a committee of the Session was held last Monday night to put 
together possibilities for funding a part-time interim through already existing in- 
vestments. A $40, 000 /year package was discussed as the maximum amount that could be 
afforded for one year. A 2-3 day work week, plus Sunday was the maximum. Jerry 
McCann is no longer available to be considered for the position. Julie Joyce the 
talked with Harry Phillips over the telephone. He would need supplementary work to 
add to his income. The committee expressed an openness to the categories of Stated 
Supply or an Interim. They did not feel ready to have a Pulpit Nominating Committee 
at present; therefore, they will not consider the designated pastor category. There 
was much discussion about the temporary pastoral categories and what would be best fcrji 
Madison. Dale expressed the commission's desire for healing and that the session J 
not rush too hastily into calling an interim. The session decided to try to contact 
Harry Phillips one more time. 

Dale led the group in a discussion of the tasks which the officers hoped the interim 
person would accomplish. The following suggestions were made: 

1) Need for visitation in the homes; helping officers do visitation. 

2) Efforts at "healing"; facilitate "openness" among members; listen to 
the people's "story", their hurts and their joys. 

3) Help church envision "who we want to become" without setting up a rigid 
framework. 

4) Help prepare the church for new leadership. 

5) Need for fellowship events to bring back folks who have stopped coming. 
(Note was made that 2 deacons had clearly resigned over the controversy 
and 1 resigned because of an illness; another has also resigned. ) 

6) Need for "strong spiritual leadership." 

Some session members mentioned the desire to have Molly Morgan meet with officers 
and/or come and preach. The suggestion was made that Marty Richwine call Harry 
Phillips on the telephone and ask if he would like to get together with them the 
weekend when he is in the area. They will let Z. Holler know if he would like to 
preach at the Church of the Covenant in Greensboro. 

The moderator asked Dale Davidson to adjourn the joint meeting with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, i 
Mary Boyd Click * 

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MEETING OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 
FOR THE MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT 
NOVEMBER 25, 1992 



PRESENT: Dale Davidson, Z. Holler, Lois Brake, Fred Cundiff , Jonathan Barker, and 
Interim Moderator, John Truitt; also Molly Morgan. AESENT: Mary Boyd Click, Coy 
Stack. 

Dale opened the meeting with prayer. 

Molly was invited to ask questions of the commission. She responded by asking our 
thoughts concerning her call to the interim responsibility at Madison. 

The members of the commission and John Truitt all shared their perspectives with 
Molly. 

We all agreed that it should be left to Molly to determine her approach to establish- 
ing a helpful relationship with the former pastors, Charles Clubb and Harold Waldruff . 
We will stand by to support her efforts and at a later date will arrange to meet with 
the two former pastors in order to report to them on our work and solicit their per- 
spectives and their support for our efforts and Molly's. 

The commission authorized Dale Davidson to communicate to the session our desire 
that they negotiate with Molly a contract that will spell out the details, finan- 
cial and otherwise, of the interim relationship. 

The meeting was adjourned with prayer by Dale Davidson. 



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403 Victoria Street 
Greensboro. N.C. 27401 
December 3, 1992 



Session at Madison Presbyterian Church 
Peggy Seal y , Clerk 
501 Woodland Drive 
Madison, N.C. 27025 



Dear Members of the Session, 

Congratulations on your upcoming pastoral relationship with 
Molly Morgan! The Administrative Commission is very hope-ful 
about the next year -For you. 

Since your arrangements with Molly are not in the -form of a 
"call", negotiated through the Presbytery Committee on 
Ministry, they should be formalized through a three-party 
contract between the Session, Molly, and the Administrative 
Commission, setting forth the expectations of the position as 
well as the salary and benefits. I have asked Jud Milam from 
the Committee on Ministry to advise you about options for 
apportion! ng salary and benefits. CJud is the pastor of St. 
Andrews Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem. The telephone 
number is 919—377-2619. 1 Please consult with Molly as you 
draw the contract. I will sign on behalf of the Commission. 

Again, our congratulations and best wishes for your 
rsi at i onshi p . 



Peace , 




Dale Davidson 



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MINUTES 
of the 

Administrative Commission of Salem Presbytery 
■for Madison Presbyterian Church 
January 26, 1993 

Members present 'were Jonathan Barker, Lois Brake, Mary Boyd Click, Fred 
Cundiff, Dale Davidson, Z Holler. 

The Moderator opened with prayer. Dale related that Peggy Sealy o-f Madison 
Presbyterian Church was asked for some of the Minutes of Session meetings, in 
particular, those of January 1992, when the Session first began to" confront 
Charles Clubb. Dale recommended that the Minutes not be released: ' The 
Commission concurred; but noted that it is the decision of the Session to do so 
or not. 

Dale shared a recent newsletter from Madison. 

The Session at Madison asked if a PNC could now be elected. Dale read from 
the consultants' report recommending that the church have an interim pastor for a 
full year before electing, a PNC. This recommendation will be passed on to the 
Session. • 

* ■ The focus of the meeting centered around Session members' concern that 
.Charles Clubb's activities and conduct in the community might constitute a 
violation of his separation agreement with the church or even a violation of his 
ordination vows. The allegations include ' " 

• that he made a Rhone -call to Howard Day <and perhaps others) with 

derogatory comments about . $he. -present interim minister,- Molly Morgan; 

• - that he leads .a; prayer group/ Bible study composed- of some of the 
dissatisfied members of the Madison" Church; " . .. . - 

-'that he has an incorporated woodworking business which produces 
income; " - ; •• • ' 

- that he might not be pursuing a call as actively as necessary; 

- that his mail continues to go to the church; 

- that members of the church have made financial contributions to him 
and his family. 

The Commission discussed the implications of each of these allegations as 
they would affect the church's responsibility to continue to pay Mr. Clubb and as 
the Presbytery continues tD have oversight of his vocation. 

At 2 p.m., Mr. Clubb came before the Commisssion. Responding to the above 
concerns, he 

- denied making comments that might undermine Molly Morgan's ministry at 
Madison (later, he noted that he had discussed the matter with Howard Day, in a 
phone call that Howard^ Day had initiated; but, since Mr. Day is a minister, he 
considered the conversation to be privileged and not subject to the same 
restrictions as one with a congregant); 

- denied any participation in any prayer groups or conversation about 
the church — a Christmas party supper in a couple's home has been the extent of 
his socializing with church members (although his wife continues to see people 
from the church) ; 

- stated that his woodworking business is a therapeutic hobby, that it 
is not incorporated (he made up the name "Clubbcraf t" in order to attend a trade 
show), and that he did some contract work for a Fayetteville company and has no 
plans to continue; 

- noted that he attended Face-tD-Face in the Fall, is in conversation 
with a church from that meeting, and will attend Face-to-Face in the Spring; 

- said he is enrolled in a D. Min. program through McCormick Seminary, 
due to begin in March and involving a 4-5 day committment per quarter in 



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Lynchburg; 

- emphasized his efforts to remain "professional" about ministry, 
including talking to several -families in an attempt to convince them to go back 
to the church, and re-fusing an o-f-fer to start a new church in the area; 

- denied receiving any contributions from members since leaving, but 
recalled a $24,000 gift from member Dal ton McMichael when he was about to 
purchase a house last year. 

Mr. Clubb brought up his concerns about the church: inadequate 
record-keeping for designated contributions that go to other institutions; funds 
invested privately with a church member instead of with Presbyterian Foundation; 
husband and wife serving on the Session at the same time. 

The Commission strongly encouraged him to broaden his search for a call. It 
reminded him of the need for peace and unity in the church and urged him to take 
a pro-active stance whenever he met church members. It suggested that he defer 
his D. Min. program until Fall. 

Jonathan Barker closed the session with Mr. Clubb with prayer. 

The Commission discussed the conversation and decided to request a meeting 
soon with the Madison Presbyterian Church Session to report out on this meeting 
and to raise questions about their financial management. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Mary Boyd Click and Dale Davidson 



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MINUTES 
of the 

Administrative Commission of Salem Presbytery 
■for Madison Presbyterian Church 
February 7, 1993 

The Commission met with the Session o-f Madison Presbyterian Church. 
Commission members present were Lois Brake, Mary Boyd Click, Fred Cundiff, Dale 
Davidson, Z Holler. 

Session Moderator Molly Morgan opened with prayer at 2:30 p.m. A-fter 
introductions around the table, Dale gave an overview o-f the Commission meeting 
with Charles Clubb on January 26. Other members of the Commission added their 
impressions o-f the conversation. A-fter some discussion, the Session agreed that 
to pursue looking -for violations o-f the separation agreement would only prolong 
the emotional drain on the church. The Session and congregation' will try to get 
beyond their grie-f as well as their worry that Mr. Clubb is not playing 
above-board. 

Commission members raised the question about -financial management and 
reporting. Session and treasurer agreed that all contributions should come 
be-fore the Session for acceptance and that the Session would also make the 
decisions about all outgoing contributions. Marty Richwine will speak with 
Dalton McMichael about the new policy and the policy will be published to the 
congregation. The Commission emphasized to the Session the power of money and 
the need for the Session to govern the money supply. 

There was discussion about the propriety of a church member giving large 
sums of money to the pastor or even to the church itself, thus denying the 
congregation full participation in the financial mission of the church. 

The meeting ended with prayer at 4:30 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Dale Davidson 



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ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION FOR MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

9 September 1993 
1 : 30 p.m. 

Members present: Jonathan Barker, Lois Brake, Dale Davidson, 
Z Holler. Guest: Molly Morgan. 

Z opened the meeting with prayer. Dale noted that Mary Boyd 
Click will no longer serve on the commission, having moved to 
Springfield, VA. Coy Stack was ill. 

Molly gave an update on the Madison Church. They had an 
active and productive summer. Molly has visited each member 
at least once, just to listen. Evidence of healing among the 
members includes some letting-go of hurt and anger, and a 
resurgence of energy and health — wanting to do things' 
together as a congregation. Only 2 families have left .the 
church: and one family which remained has remained inactive. 
The Session seems to be taking seriously its responsibility 
for financial oversight. 

There was discussion about the Session's present ability to 
respond to conflict without splitting apart; about whether or 
not a church and its members should be open about financial 
matters (illuminating for all commission members); about the 
pastoral tasks remaining for the interim period — clarifying 
what the church is called to be and do, reminding of God's 
continuing presence with them, reconnecting with Presbytery, 
and particularly, in helping members be able to love and let 
to — to get close to the minister (or others), even though the 
other cannot guarantee a long-term stay. 

There has been considerable interest at Madison in having 
Molly stay as permanent pastor. It is not possible for an 
interim to become the next called pastor, but Mike Warren 
advises of the possibility for Molly to continue as interim 
for an unspecified number of annual terms. After some 
discussion, the commission and Molly concluded that a better 
approach might be to restate the purpose of an interim — to 

help a church prepare for a new called pastoi and for Molly 

to focus her efforts there for the next several months. 
Then, during a second (and presumably last) term as interim, 
she can help the PNC understand the needs of the Madison 
Church and guide its process toward finding the right person. 

The commission will continue to affirm the Madison Church for 
what it is doing. Their positive relationship with us may 
begin to move them past their suspicion of Presbytery. We 
will continue to be Molly's resource and sounding-board. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:00 after a closing prayer by Lois. 



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MINUTES 
of the 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION FOR MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

11-3-93 

This meeting was called by Mike Warren, Associate 
Presbyter for Care and Development of Leadership, at the 
request of several officers and members of the Madison Church 
in order to explore possibilities of Molly Morgan being 
called as permanent pastor. 

Present were Commission members Jonathan Barker, Lois 
Brake, Fred Cundiff, Dale Davidson? Molly Morgan; Presbytery 
staff members John Handley and Mike Warren. 

Mike opened the meeting with prayer. 

Question: Has there been healing? 

Answer: There is considerable healing in personal 
relationships and in feelings about the church and Session. 
Whether the healing extends to an ability to work with one 
another through crisis is yet to be seen. 

Question: Is Harold Waldruff inappropriately involved 
in the church? 

Answer: He does not intrude in the daily life of the 
church. However, he accepts every invitation to participate 
in weddings, funerals, baptisms. Molly early on asked him to 
let members know he would (only) assist the current pastor. 

Question: Is Betty Waldruff inappropriately involved? 

Answer: Certainly she was while Charles Clubb was 
pastor. Her relationship with Molly is good. However, her 
election as deacon this Fall calls for caution. 

Question: Is the church ready to call a pastor? 
Answer: There are still interim issues — grieving the 

past, getting ready for the future. 

The Commission maintained its previous opinion that 

Molly could best serve Madison by being its interim pastor 

helping them prepare to call a permanent pastor. Mike thinks 
the Session may argue that Molly should not have been called 
as interim, since the church has not had a Pastor Nominating 
Committee, which the Book of Order includes in the 
description of a church calling an interim. Nonetheless, it 
would be necessary to overture the General Assembly to get a 
waiver for Madison to call Molly — a two-year proposal with no 
guarantees of success. It would be possible for Molly to 
become Stated Supply for renewable terms. The risk is that a 
church with a history of contentiousness and a history of 
fighting over or with its ministers might consider itself to 
have less commitment to a Stated Supply than to a called 
pastor. The Commission, staff, and Molly agreed that 



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helping Madison learn to live with itself, to deal with 
conflict in a healthy way, to understand its mission, and to 
seek a pastor appropriate for the church is Molly's 
continuing task as interim. It will help the church if Molly 
can tell them she will not consider being called to any other 
position there. 

The Commission, John, and Mike will meet with the 
Madison Session on Monday, Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m. (at Madison). 
CGreensboro folk — please meet at Church of the Covenant at 
6:15 p.m. to carpool . ] 



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fEafcisnn Presbyterian GTtjurcfj 

204 W. Decatur Street 
Madison, North Carolina 27025 
Phone 919-548-9340 



September 9, 1993 



Clerk of Session: 

At our scheduled meeting on August 23, 1993, we had a discussion 
concerning our future with Molly Morgan. This conversation 
turned into a motion which was unanimously approved. This motion 
is being presented to the Session through this note. 

We feel that our time with Molly has been very special. Her 
diligent work, creativity, genuine caring, and warmth have 
captured our hearts. Pat Morgan's presence has also meant a 
great deal to us all. 

We formally recommend that Molly be called permanently. We 
ask the Session to convey to Presbytery our desire to wawe any 
restrictions that would inhibit this. 

We feel that now is the time to address this concern. The Diaconate 
would welcome further discussion and/or a joint meeting on this 
matter . 




November 29, 1993 
MEETING OF JOINT BOARDS WITH ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 

AND 

SALEM PRESBYTERY REPRESENTATIVES 



The Board of Deacons and Session met in special session with the Administrative 
Commission and Salem Presbytery representatives on Monday, November 29, 1993 at ! 
7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 

Present: Administrative Commission members - Rev. Dale Davidson, Chairperson; Coy 
Stack, Rev. Jonathan Barker and Rev. Zee Holler. 

Representatives from Salem Presbytery - Rev. John Handley, Executive Presbyter, and 
Rev. Mike Warren 

Session - Ron Joyce, Marty Richwine, Don Morrison, Micky Silvers, Peggy Sealy, 
Charles Rodenbough, John Dowdle, George Penn, and Rev. Molly Morgan, Moderator 
Deacons - Al Jolly, Bill Walker, Janet Silvers, Toby Wall, Martha Webster, Lou 
Miracle, Jeff Wall and Donald Joyce. 

Rev. Morgan greeted the guests and asked that Rev. Dale Davidson open the meeting 
with prayer. 

Copies of a letter, written by the Diaconate and sent to the Session, conveying a 
plea to keep Molly as minister, were passed out. Charles Rodenbough made a 
statement to the Administrative Commission members and Presbytery representatives, 
eloquently conveying the position in which Madison Presbyterian Church finds itself 
as regards the interim pastorate of Rev. Molly Morgan. He cited the love and high 
regard in which she is held by the congregation, the dramatic come-back of the 
church after our period of hurt, the increased attendance and activities, the great 
response to the stewardship campaign, and the renewal of spirit and vitality in the 
congregation today. He explained the misunderstanding or misconception under which 
Session members labored over distinctions in the calls of "Interim Pastor" and 
"Stated Supply" at the time Molly was called. The Session understood that "Stated 
Supply" would be appointed by Presbytery with no say by the Session or congregation. 
Charles expressed the fervent desire of the majority of members that Presbytery help 
find a way to keep Molly as installed pastor. He also expressed appreciation for 
the support Presbytery has given us in the past 3 years. The Commission and 
Presbytery representatives agreed that Charles had put forth persuasive testimony 
and they sympathized with our dilemna. They said, however, the the Book of Order 
was explicit in G-14.0513 that an interim pastor may not be called to be the next 
installed pastor. Individual and collective ideas that emerged from further 
discussion were: 

1) that we go to Presbytery and ask "forgiveness" of the interim call, citing 
our misconception of the call and giving the testimony as put forth by 
Charles Rodenbough, 

2) that in order to begin this process, we write a letter of request to the 
Administrative Commission who, if unanimous, will.... 

3) present the request to the Committee on Ministry who must approve. If so, 
they will ... 

4) present the request to Presbytery, where it will have to be unanimously 
voted upon on the floor. 

Commission members and Presbytery officials were pessimistic that the request would 
pass all stages. It was suggested that the Session might request that the interim 
call be extended to at least 6 months with a 30 day clause. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with prayer by Rev. Morgan 
at 9:10 p.m. 

I 

Respectfully submitted, ™ 
94 Peggy Sealy, Clerk of Session 



MEETING OF SALEM PRESBYTERY'S 
COMMISSION FOR THE MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
DECEMBER 7, 1993 

The Commission convened at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. Present were 
Lois Brake, Dale Davidson and Z. Holler. Moderator Davidson called the meeting to 
order . 

Lois Brake led us in a very helpful devotional prayer. 

Discussion of the situation at Madison and of our recent meeting with the officers 
there led to these items of agreement: 

1. The position of "designated pastor" provided for in 14.0501 g of the Book of 
Order seems to provide the kind of help that the Madison officers are seeking: 

a way whereby Molly Morgan could become eligible to be elected as pastor of that 
church. Mike Warren has discovered a precedent in another presbytery for such 
use of the "designated pastor" relationship; he will do further research on it 
if we so desire. 

2. If the designated pastor route proves to be legal it would seem much simpler 
than asking Presbytery to concur with changing Molly's status to "stated supply, 
at this late date. The latter course involves much more risk to Molly, the 
church and the presbytery because this situation simply does not fit the inten- 
tion of the Book of Order in establishing the "stated supply" relationship. 

3. A third possibility, of course, would be for Molly to decide that she has done 
what she felt called to do and would not entertain either of the possibilities 
mentioned above. So we need to hear her reaction before we can pursue either of 
the "designated" or "stated supply" alternatives. 

■ 

Next steps in order seem to be these: 

a) Check with absent members of the commission for concurrence with the 
agreements set forth above. 

b) Check with Molly, asking her decision whether to pursue or not to 
pursue the "designated" alternative above. 

c) If Molly wants us to proceed, get Mike to research the matter thoroughly. 

d) If the research shows the "designated" avenue to be open to us, pursue 
it, and ask for the concurrence of the Committee on Ministry and the 
Madison people. 

Z. Holler, 
Acting Secretary 



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JAM -i '3d 15 55 FROM OFC GSrl ASSEMBLY Fh.5E.00 




Executive Presbyter /Stated Qerk 
Salem Presbytery 
P. O. Box 1763 

Clemmons, North Carolina 27012 



Dear John: 

This is in reply to your letter of November 30, 1993. We have been inundated with 
business this season, I am sorry for the delay. 

There is no reason why the presbytery, the minister and the session of a congregation 
cannot agree to change the minister's status from interim pastor to stated supply at any 
time. This would be a new action and does not require reconsideration of the earlier action 
appointing the minister to be interim pastor. 

The General Assembly has interpreted questions relating to interim pastor and stated 
supply on two occasions. In 1988 (Minutes, page 137) the Assembly said that the change 
from mterim pastor to stated supply would not make the minis ter eligible to be the nest 
installed pastor or associate pastor. In 1991, ("Minutes, page 391) the Assembly further 
clarified thai situation by saying that if the congregation decides, at some future time, to 
seek an installed pastor, the minister currently serving as stated supply becomes an interim 
pastor. That is, the minister is not eligible to be elected pastor, but may continue working 
until a pastor is elected and installed. 



Sincerely, 




JEA^ja 

P.S. This draft was prepared in my absence, but did not reach me until January 3, 1994. 
Sorry to miss your deadline, and with bad news at that. 

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STATED MEETING 



January 24, 1994 



The Session of the Madison Presbyterian Church met in regular session (Postponed 
from January 17th because of icy weather) on Monday, January 24, 1994 at 7:30 p.m. 
in the Penn Room. 

Present: Elders John Dowdle, Mary Siewers Patterson, George Penn, Charles 
Rodenbough, Peggy Sealy, Josh Wall and Rev. Molly Morgan, Moderator. Also 
present were Rev. Dale Davidson, Moderator of the Administrative Commission, and 
Deacons Lou Miracle and Toby Wall. 

Excused: Elder Margot Jolly 

Absent: Elders Pat Hayes and Ron Joyce 

The meeting was opened with devotions by Rev. Morgan. 

The minutes of December 20 and January 16 were approved as read. 

THE TREASURER'S REPORT , as of December 31, 1993, was read and received as information. 

COMMDNI CATIONS - A note from Evie Day was read thanking the church officers for her 
Christmas gift. 

- A communication from Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church, Greensboro, 
requesting the transfer of Ron Weir's membership. His transfer was approved 
by Session. 

- A letter from the Gideons requested time to give a stewardship report on 
March 20, 1994. A motion was made and carried to allow a Gideon representative 
five minutes to speak ancL. be given an opportunity to receive contributions in 
the vestibule following the service on March 20. 

CARES AND CONCERNS - Enoch Gaskill is doing well. Jane Taylor is still in a lot 
of pain following her knee replacement 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION REPORT - After being welcomed by Molly, Rev. Dale Davidson 
brought the Session up to date on the Administrative Commission' s recent work in 
regard to the action taken by Session on November 29, 1993. This was to request 
that Molly' s call be retroactively changed from Interim to Stated Supply. She 
read a letter written to John Handley, Executive Presbyter of Salem Presbytery, 
from James E. Andrews, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly (PCUSA) . The letter 
explained that the General Assembly has interpreted questions relating to the 
positions of Interim' Pastor and Stated Supply on two occasions (1988 and 1991), and 
clarified that if a congregation decides to seek an installed pastor, the 
minister currently serving as Stated Supply becomes the Interim Pastor and is not 
eligible to be Elected Pastor. Dale apprised the Session of the relationship 
called Designated Pastor as set forth in G-14.0502 in the Book of Order . This 
section was changed by the General Assembly last year. This relationship can 
hopefully be worked out by the Co mmi ttee on Ministry and the Administrative 
Commission so that Molly may eventually be called as Pastor. A motion was made and 
carried that in view of the fact that the action taken on November 29, 1993 
concerning the pastor's call cannot be applied, that motion be amended to read 
"Designated Pastor" rather than "Stated Supply." The amended motion would read, 
"to request of the Administrative Commission that Molly's (Rev. Molly Morgan) call 
be retroactively changed from Interim to Designated Pastor." A motion carried to 
continue the relationship with Rev. Molly Morgan under the terms of the call made 
December 20, 1992 without title or contract, but in good faith. The Committee on 
Ministry is to meet on Thursday, February 17, 1994. Rev. Davidson and Charles 
Rodenbough will attend this meeting and it is fervently hoped that the process 

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of eventually having Molly Morgan as pastor can be begun, worked through and 
attained. 

CALENDAR REVIEW 

- Molly is to go to St. Simons Island, Georgia, February 17-19, for a National 
Presbyterian Leadership Training Event. 

- Witness and Service Committee will meet Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. 

- Strengthening Committee will meet Monday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. 

- Worship Committee will meet Wednesday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. Molly and 
Lynn Dinkle will work together to plan Lent. 

- Molly asked Session members for a 6-month review of her work at the next 
meeting, February 21. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS 

- Committee chairpersons, some new and some continuing, are: 
Finance - Josh Wall 

Witness and Service - Mary Siewers Patterson and John Dowdle 

Worship - Charles Rodenbough 

Strengthening - Margot Jolly and George Penn 

Clerk - Peggy Sealy 

- George Penn, reporting from the Strengthening Committee, announced a Teacher 
Workshop on Saturday, January 29th, at Parkway Church in Winston-Salem. He 
also reported that applications for Camp Grier are available. 

OLD BUSINESS - It was agreed to put the study of Presbyterian Polity (led by Rev. 
Morgan and Charles Rodenbough) at the beginning of the Session agenda next time. 
The preponderance of business has precluded the start of this study up to this 
point. 

NEW BUSINESS - John Dowdle present a suggestion from Toby Wall that a dinner be 
held, preferably in someone's home, for new and prospective members, and officers 
and their spouses. Session approved Toby's going ahead with plans for this 
occasion and tentatively set Friday, February 11 as the date. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with prayer by 
Charles Rodenbough at 10:15 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Peggy Sealy 
Clerk of Session 



********** 

The next meeting is Monday, February 21, 1994 at 7:30 p.m. Devotions will be 
given by Mary Siewers Patterson. 



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November 30, 1993 



The Rev. Or. James E. Andrews 
Office of the General Assembly 
100 Witherspoon Street 
Louisville, ICT 40202-1396 

Dear Jimi 

I hope the just passed and soon to come holidays find you in good spirits 
and good health. I usually don't address you in person so formally as the 
address above; however, I meant that to tip off a desire to ask a serious 
question that came up in discussion with one of our churches recently. I'll 
confess that I don't always enjoy the Clerk function of my office (which I 
know you are arguing is not wise anyway) , but a very interesting Book of Order 
and Roberts Rules question has arisen, and I would greatly appreciate your 
thoughts . 

As is always the case, there is a significant amount of subjective data 
that could go with introducing the question I want to ask. That is certainly 
relevant in discussing the wisdom of my question. 

At this point, I'd like to limit it to the legality of the question 
rather than questions like appropriateness or wisdom. It won't be hard for 
you to see through the nature of the question to a pastoral relation issue 
that would follow, but I would like to pose my question separate from any 
resulting actions that might subsequently occur. 

My questions is, "Can a presbytery vote on whether or not to reconsider 
an action taken a year ago to establish a Temporary Pastoral Relationship of 
Interim Pastor in order to replace that action with another Temporary Pastoral 
Relationship of Stated Supply?" One other bit of pertinent information is 
that no pulpit nominating committee has either been sought, nominated, 
elected, or been operational during the year's period of the Interim Pastor 
designation . 

I have left off the subjective "stuff" in order to pose the legal 
possibility question without raising another host of questions about the 
wisdom of 3uch an action. I have heard you say on a number of occasions, 
"what is it you would like to accomplish? Let's see if there is a way that 
that is possible." If a rather remarkable thing might happen and Presbytery 
be persuaded that the Spirit is indeed doing something different with a 
specific church in a specific situation with a specific person this year than 
was the case last year when a different designation was passible and was 
considered previous to the presbytery' s final action, is it possible to answer 
the question I have raised by yes? 




SALEM 

Pose Office 3ox 1763 
Cemmons. Norm Carolina 




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The Rev. Or. James E. Andrews 
November 30, 1993 
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Z would be delighted to talk with you further and would be glad for you 
to share the question with others on the staff, but would deeply appreciate 
your comments at some point. If there is the possibility of a response within 
the next month, I would greatly appreciate it. 

I certainly wish to you and yours the joys of the coming Chriflirnm Season 
and hope that the new year will be a time of health and happiness for you and 
yours . 




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BYTERIAN CHURCH (USA; 

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January 4, 11)94. 



The Reverend John M. Handlcy 
Executive Presbyter/Stated Qerk 
Salem Presbytery 
P. O. Box 1763 

Gemmons, North Carolina 27012 



Dear John: 

This is in reply to your letter of November 30, 1993. We have been inundated with 
business this season. I am sorry for the delay. 

There is no reason why the presbytery, che minister and the session of a congregation 
cannot agree to change the minister's status from interim pastor to stated supply at any 
time. This would be a new acnon and does not require reconsideration of the earlier action 
appointing die minister to be interim pastor. 

The General Assembly has interpreted questions relating to interim pastor and stated 
supply on two occasions. In 1988 fMrmir»_ page 137) the Assembly said that the change 
from interim, pastor to stated supply would not make the minister eligible to be the nest 
installed pastor or associate pastor. In 1991, fMinures. page 391) the Assembly further 
clarified that situation by saying that if congregation decides, at some future time, to 
seek an installed pastor, the minister currently serving as stated supply becomes an inTrrim 
pastor. Thar is, the minister is not eiigibic to be elected pastor, but may continue working 
until a pastor is elected and installed. 



Sincsreiy, 




JEA^ja 

P-S. This ilraft was prepared in my absence, but did not reach me until January 3, 1994. 
Sorry to miss your deadline, and with bad news at chat. 



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MADISON ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 
Mi nutes 
February 8, 1994 

Present were Barker, Brake, Davidson, Holler; absent 
were CundiFF and Stack. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by Dale Davidson. 

The meeting was called to review the Madison church's 
request to have Molly Morgan stay as installed pastor. Dale 
Davidson will meet on Feb. 17 with the Committee on Ministry 
to give them an overview oP the Madison situation and to ask 
their support with any decision the Commission makes 
regarding Molly's status. CThe option previously considered, 
to establish her as designated pastor with the church able to 
call her aFter two years, was set aside because her current 
title, "interim pastor", stands in the way oP her being 
called to a permanent position there. 1 

The other options considered are the Following: 

- Name her "temporary supply", retroactive to the 
date when she began serving the Madison church. 
Since the church did not then have a Pastor 
Nominating Committe, and was in Fact enjoined by 
the Committee on Ministry (seconded by this 
Commission) Prom having one Par at least a year, 
the title "interim" does not Pit the description 
in the Book of Order (G-14. 0313b) . This action 
would erase the "interim" designation arid "open 
the possibility that Molly could be called there 
aPter a six-month period away Prom the church. 

Disadvantages: First, we clearly intended Prom 
the beginning Par Madison to have a long-term 
pastoral relationship with someone who would lead 
the church through a healing period -not a 
temporary supply who could leave after a week or 
so; thus, we would be disregarding our own 
original intent. Secondly, John Hand 1 ey 7 s 
interpretation of ministerial function is that, 
since Molly has Functioned as an interim, then, 
despite the discrepancy in the description by the 
Book oP Order , she is indeed an interim. 

- Name Molly "Stated Supply." She could not be the 
next called pastor (see Jim Andrews'" response to 
John Handley's question.' < but could be renewed ad 
i nPi ni turn. Disadvantage: It violates the intent 
oP that pastoral role, to serve a church that is 
not in a position to have a permanent pastor. CIn 
a later conversation with Jim Rissmilier, co— 
Moderator oP the Committee on Ministry, Dale 



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learned that the COM will no longer allow this 
loose use of Stated Supply anyway.] 

- Encourage the church to overture the General 
Assembly to change the rule prohibiting Interims 
■From being the ne;;t called pastor . 
Disadvantages: a minimum o-f two years in the 
process; slim chance o-f making the change; 
leading to greater disappointment and 
demoralization of the congregat ion. 

- Hold fast to the original plan — that Molly serve 
the church for a year or more as interim, helping 
them deal with the conflicts and hurts that stood 
in the way o-f Madison Presbyterian being a 
healthy, Christ-centered community. Celebrate 
the wonderful work that God has done there in and 
through Molly, and part as friends. 
Disadvantages: the church doesn't want that; and 
Molly is ambivalent. 

On a motion by Jonathan, the Commission decided to 
in-form the Committee on Ministry that we first recommend the 
original plan, with Molly staying on for some time longer to 
help the church develop a PNC and get on track toward finding 
a permanent pastor. Secondly, we would not object if the 
church wanted Molly to stay while they overtured the General 
Assembly. 

The meet i ng was closed with prayer by Jonathan. 



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MADISON ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 
Telephone Poll 
February 16, 1994 

In the wt?i=>k betw«!?»:*n thf Luinmip^iDn's mc?c-L iinj ar»J the 
February meeting oF the Committee on Ministry, at which Dale 
was to report the Commission" s actions. Dale had several 
conversations with Jim Rissmiller and Ann Jahnes, co- 
Moderators o-f the Committee on Ministry, and with Molly 
Morgan. Based on Jim and Ann's opinion that the "Temporary 
Supply" routs would be acceptable to the Committee on 
Ministry, and on Molly's willingness to risk the chance that 
Madison might Find another pastor while she spent the six 
months away, Dale polled the members oF the Commission. 

Lois, Fred, Coy, Z, and Dale agreed to inquire oF the 
COM their willingness to support the Commission changing 
Molly's designation From "Interim" to "Temporary Supply," 
thus making her eligible to be called aFter a si«-month 
hiatus. Jonathan dissented, as this action is not in 
compliance with the letter or spirit oF the Book of Order ; 
and as it violates the Commssion's original intent For the 
pastoral relationship between Molly and Madison. 

Dale will include these considerations in the report to 
the COM. 



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REPORT TO THE COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
February 17, 1994 



Dale, accompanied by Charles Ra den bough (Elder of the 
Madison church) , 

- met with the COM, 

- gave a brief history ot "the late unpleasantness" 
and subsequent appointment o-F an Administrative 
Commission, 

- explained the process of bringing Molly Morgan to 
Madison, 

- reported on the year's progress, 

- related Madison officers' request to have Molly 
stay, 

- communicated the Commission's dual positions, 

- and asked -For advice and support. 

The COM asked numerous questions and did much o-f the 
same type o-f brainstorming the Commission has done in looking 
for ways to enable the church's request. It supported the 
concept, and went on record as accepting and supporting the 
Commission in making the change in Molly's position from 
"Interim" to "Temporary Supply" retroactive tc her beginning 
at Madison. 

The COM stipulated that 

- there be a full and open search process at 
Madison; 

- Molly leave as soon as possible — before a PNC is 
elected — and have absolutely no contact with the 
church or its members except with the PNC; 

- that an interim be secured as soon as possible. 

The Madison Session has its February meeting on Monday, 
Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Dale will go to relay the above 
information and to encourage the Session and Molly to begin 
preparing the congregation for- the changes that will happen 
as a natural part of the pastor-search process. 

Please notify Dale if you wish to participate in the 
Session meeting on Feb. 21. 



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Presbyterian Church of the Cross 

18 to Pliill ps Avenue 
P.O. Bok 13670 
Greensboro, North Carolina 27415 



274-5467 
274-0703 
James F. Miller, Pastor 
Dale W. Davidson, Assoc Pas 



24 March 1994 



The Session 

Madison Presbyterian Church 
204 W. Decatur Street 
Madison, N.C. 27025 

Dear Friends : 

I wanted to update you on the slow process of putting 
together a list of people who might serve you during this 
upcoming interim period. You have been most fortunate- -even 
blessed- -to have employed Max Deal and Molly Morgan for interim 
work. Unfortunately, not every available minister is as capable 
as they. As I develop this "pool", I am trying to find ministers 
who will bring to you enthusiasm for the Gospel, a strong 
intellect, and a pastor's heart. 

At your request, I asked Z Holler, John Truitt, and Max 
Deal, none of whom is available for this time (although each said 
"no" with regret.) I have called various ministers on the 
Presbytery's Supply/Interim list, as well as six members of Salem 
Presbytery who are not on the list and four ministers in other 
presbyteries. Some are not available; some are not willing to 
relocate for a brief interim; and some, quite frankly, I can not 
commend to you. 

Angus McGregor, known to many of you as Madison's pastor in 
the 1960's, will be available in late May. There are still three 
people whom I have not yet reached; I hope to do so by the end of 
the weekend. 

Please continue to be patient. Madison may be better served 
by the right person, later, than by the first available person. 



Sincerely, 



Dale Davidson 



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From: Administrative Commission for Madison Presbyterian Church 

To: John Handley, Stated Clerk, Salem Presbytery 

The Administrative Commission of Madison Presbyterian Church understands that 
the title, "Interim Pastor," [G-14.0513 b] does not correctly define the pastoral relationship 
between the Rev. Molly Morgan and Madison Presbyterian Church, as that church was not 
actively seeking a pastor at the time of her employment, and in met, was enjoined not to do 
so for at least one year. (G-14.0513b) 

Therefore, the Commission has re-designated Ms Morgan as 'Temporary Supply 
Pastor," effective 16 December 1992. 



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MADISON ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 
5-3-94 

PRESENT: members Jonathan Barker, Lois Brake, Dale Davidson, 
Z Holler; Molly Morgan. 

Dale opened the meeting with prayer. She reviewed the 
status of our recommendation to Presbytery to name Molly 
Morgan "temporary supply pastor", rather than "interim", 
effective December 1992. The Committee on Ministry, at its 
March meeting, had agreed to support this action. 

The Session voted to call Angus McGregor as interim, 
effective 23 May 1994. He is a former pastor of that church 
and now a certified interim. It looks like a good match. 

He and the Session have concluded a contract for 12 months 
with a 30-day notice by either party to end it. The Session 
voted to include a 30 -day severance pay, as well, if Angus 
is not called to a new position before the end of the 30 -day 
notice period. That condition was omitted from the contract 
as presented. The Commission agreed that the Session should 
either amend the contract to include it, or act to amend 
their vote. [Dale wrote the Session to that effect. Prior 
to his move to Greensboro, Angus was contacted by Session 
liason Charlie Rodenbough and informed that the oversight 
had been corrected and the contract would include a 30 -day 
severance clause . ] 

The Commission voted to appoint Angus Moderator of Session 
for the interim period. 

There was discussion between Molly and the Commission about 
the ways in which healing has occurred at Madison; where 
there may still be problems, especially in Session decision 
making; and how Molly feels about this hiatus period. 

NEXT MEETING 5-24-94, 3p.m., Church of the Covenant, with 
Angus McGregor, to discuss his role and ours in the next 
months . 

The meeting was concluded with prayer. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Z Holler, Dale Davidson 



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MADISON ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 
5-24-94 

PRESENT: members Jonathan Barker, Lois Brake, Dale Davidson, 
Z Holler; Angus McGregor. 

Lois opened the meeting with prayer. The minutes of the 
5-3-94 meeting were approved. 

Discussion with Angus about Madison: 

Angus presented his proposal for the interim period to 
the Session on 5-23-94 (also his first day at Madison.) The 
structured process involves the congregation and officers in 
acknowledging the effects of their history, developing a 
vision for the future, and preparing for the future. There 
was resistance to "coming to terms with the past" and 
re-opening wounds from the Charles Clubb period. After 
considerable discussion, the Session agreed to the entire 
process, to begin the first week of June. It will begin 
with 9 small-group meetings to confront the past. 

We expressed our concerns for Madison: 

-Jonathan: (1) the short time for an intensive 
effort involving congregation as well as officers. (2) will 
this process have any real effect, since the PNC is already 
at work? [Angus 1 experience with this process in other 
congregations indicates that 4 months is adequate, if the 
congregation and officers are willing. The PNC chair, a 
member of Session, will be fully involved in both processes; 
whatever comes of the re-visioning will aid the church in 
its future mission, even if it does not directly influence 
the PNC's deliberations.] 

- Lois: (1) allowing for the Spirit to work in and 
through the people. (2) concern with the short time. 

- Z : the congregation at Madison has long had a 
sense of being special, but now uncertain, don't want to 
admit to problems, want quick solutions. It may be 
providential that one so gifted as Molly is nearby and 
willing to be there. 

- Dale: (1) need for patience- -for learning to 
discern their real needs and working out appropriate ways to 
meet them, instead of just "wanting what they want, and 
now." (2) need to clarify the conflict areas and learn 
conflict-resolution skills. 

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, July 26, 3pm, Church of the Covenant. 
Angus will join us for an update on process progress. All 
small groups will have met by then. The Session may be at 
the point of beginning to assess the gathered data and to 



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determine some mission focus. 

Jonathan offered a prayer as we adjourned 
Respectfully submitted, 
Dale Davidson 



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204 W. Decatur Street 
Madison, North Carolina 27025 
Phone:(910)548-9340 



Dr. Angus W. McGregor, Interim Minister 
July 13, 1994 



To: Session 
From: Angus 

Re: Proposed change in Planning Process 

As I mentioned to you at the June meeting, I suggest we amend the process design 
I submitted to you and you adopted in May. After reflecting about what I heard 
at. the cottage meetings and what I have observed, I propose a change that would 
concentrate on two points: 

1) Involvement of the congregation as a whole in most of the activity. In 
the cottage meetings there were numerous references about not being 
"in on"- the actions of the session. This change will address that. 

2) Exploration of the type of congregation preferred by members. This 
congregation appears to be in that awkward zone between a "pastor- 
centered church" and a "program-centered church." The former revolves 
around the pastor as a chaplain to the "flock" who shows and tells us 
what to do and how and when to do it. The program-centered church is 
centered around the leadership of the laity with the pastor as 
facilitator. Planning and organization are formal /intentional and 
visible . 

There are other points we will discuss. This congregation appears to be 
somewhere between which makes for diffuse goals and program. Such tends 
to foster passivity among membership. 

I propose to test these perceptions by offering a way for this congregation to 
focus who you are as a congregation, what you want out of it, are willing to put 
into it, and how all of this fits with our understanding of the Christian faith. 

Maybe what you have is what you want I Maybe you want a little something different. 
I see myself as an interim helping you sort through that answer. 

I propose to substitute for the original design a series of 7 church gatherings 
with a meal and child care provided. These would be 2% hours in length and would 
be held between July 25 and November 1. I suggest a simple meal, perhaps 
inexpensively catered. 

Think about this and let's decide Monday night. Call me if you have questions or 
comments beforehand. 



Ill 




Dr. Angus W. McGregor, Interim Minister 



204 W. Decatur Street 
Madison, North Carolina 27025 
Phone: (910) 548-9340 



July 13, 1994 



To: Members of Madison Presbyterian Church 
Dear Friends, 

I hope you have Monday night, July 25, on your calendar to attend the Covered Dish 
Supper at the church. At this gathering we will take the second step following the 
first one we took at the cottage meetings. Your response to the cottage meetings 
was excellent. The percentage of resident members that participated was 
considerably above average for this sort of activity. Attached is a summary of 
what you said about your history and the obstacles you have faced. 

Now is the time to begin to determine the implications of this for your future. On 
Monday, the 25th, you will be in small groups with an elder discussing your per- 
ceptions of the information on the enclosed sheets and also 3 other questions: 

1) What is satisfactory about this church? 

2) What is unsatisfactory? 

3) What needs to change for the unsatisfactory points to become satisfactory? 

Here is where we start building an agenda for the future. You may remember my 
saying to you in the cottage meetings when anyone expressed a hope or offered a 
suggestion for the future that such statements were "July statements." July is 
here. I hope you will be here on the 25th. 



These times we will spend together hold promise for this congregation. I ask your 
participation through prayer and personal attendance.. I suggest you prepare for 
the 25 th by studying this document with pen in hand so you can make notes of the 
points you either question or want to highlight. Pray for guidance for this con- 
gregation as we attempt to discern God's spirit moving among us. 



Grace and Peace, 




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Report of Cottage Meetings 
Madison Presbyterian Church 



Background: 

Meetings: June 7-23,1994 

7 meetings; each pair of elders and deacons hosted its visitation 
group; 2 groups combined, making for 7 instead of 9 groups. 

Participation: 66 members of 109 resident plus 1 non-member (61%) 
43 families out of possible 65 ( 66%) 
17 of 18 officers ( 1 was out of town) 
Meeting size ranged from 4-18 

Format: Two topics were discussed:' 

1) What of the past is shaping this congregation? 

Persons and their legacy 

Traditions 

Symbols 

2) What obstacles/ conflicts has this congregation faced in the 
past and what has been learned? 

Summary of Discussions: The items under each heading are listed 

in an order that generally reflects the 
frequency the matter was discussed in the 
different groups. 

L What of The Past Is Shaping This Congregation? 

A. Persons? 

1) -Bennie Joyce, George Mason, Doc Wilson, 
- Elizabeth Smith, Edgar Penn, J. Siewers Wall, Sr, Howard Day 

Their legacy: 

strong character, 
constancy of being at church, 
opinions were respected, 

had a maturity about them that seems to be lacking now, 

rock-solid conservative, 

traditionalists, 

faithfulness; 

strong commitment to benevolences of broader church, 
consistency, loyalty, 

kept the congregation in balance as the denomination grew more 
liberal ( Le. Sunday School topics; not just Bible stories now, no more 
attention to catechism) 

- Dr. Patterson, Mary S. Patterson, Ella Ban Joyce, Siegfried Smith, 

-Gertrude Dickerson, Peg & Jack Sealy, Charlie Rodenbough, 

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Martha Webb, George & Dixie Penn, Margot Jolly 
2) Unique Legacy of Harold Waldruff 
-To know Harold is to love him; 

conservative, tender-hearted, grace with responsibility; 
he let you know he appreciated you; 

very emotional, put everybody at ease; knew how to talk to people, 

could talk to you about what was going on in your life; had a way of 

touching a spot in your life; 

really dedicated to God and you knew it, 

sermons got better as he got older, 

nobody could do a Christmas eve service like he could; 

good teacher; made people think; 

didn't do much visiting but was there if you needed him; 
appreciated and enjoyed music; 

-had a management style different than most ministers, 
delegated more than usual; subtle leadership style; 
understated leader not a commander; 

knew how to draw the best out without t ellin g you what to do; 
did not attach himself to any one group in the congregation; 
his conservative nature kept us on our conservative track; 
was the same with everybody; 

latter part of ministry after his sickness had an impact; unable to be 
the leader he had been; church coasted for the last 10 years, we were 
sleepy, lack-luster; 

laid back style contributed to our lack of outreach; 
when he was sick the church went on without him, 
did not have an active relationship with children and youth, 
probably not good to have a minister with this long a tenure; long 
tenure of one style leaves some areas not as strong -i.e. relationship 
with youth; outreach and missions; 

illness was the start of the vacuum which began to "cool" the church; 
he was leader and foundation, and ,when he left, the foundation left; 
needed longer between him and the next minister. 

-did a great job; a saint; afraid he got too much of a "bad rap" for the 
trouble that he had nothing to do with; some try to make him a 
scapegoat 

B, Miscellaneous ( influences from the past) 

- Presbyterian Women the backbone of this congregation( foster 
child, Bible study, fellowship) ; 

small membership of church means everybody has to work; 
not reaching out as much as 25-30 years ago- Day Camp, community 
youth week; country club/private schools have had "separating effect" 
on this congregation during the last 25 years; 

we have unhealthy pattern of segmenting church responsibilities by 
age, i.e. parents have to provide program for their own children. 



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C. Traditions 

-Christmas Eve Candlelight service, 
hanging of the greens, 
stew, 

graduate roast, 

Christmas music, 
Fall all-church retreat, 
every-member canvas, 
Chrismon tree, 
rose in worship for babies, 

palms on Palm Sunday then used the next year for ashes on Ash 
Wednesday; 

work of Caring and Sharing Committee; 
Lord's Prayer is a tradition but now used only sporadically; 
Advent wreaths for new members, 
used to have more fellowship suppers, 
joy gift program; 

designated funds that remain unused; .... 

- Traditions are relatively recent; even traditions are not truly 
traditions because the "mechanics" have to be decided upon each year; there is 
a "zig-zag" to our traditions. 

D. Symbols 

- Cross in sanctuary, • 
original building itself; 

baptismal stand; 
Penn picture in the Penn Room, 
tapestry onw alL 

disciples' $aguepin fellowship hall; 
original pew^novv in fellowship halL 



H. Obstacles Faced by The Congregation 

A. Climate of Congregation 

-without realizing it we've been cold, unaccepting; newcomers 
have difficulty being accepted; 
major problem is that we don't talk to each other; 
busy, highly educated people need to have "space" created to touch 
each other; 

this church allows people "to fade away"; 

we don't open up to each other, 

"We've experienced a very, warm acceptance"; 

"I experienced direct rejection," ; 

we're beginning to thaw; used to come and go into the sanctuary in 
lock-step manner, more relaxed now 

high number of illnesses and traumas of past years have provided a 
rallying point for congregation; 

clique controls this congregation although it could result from others 
failure to be active; 



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failure to be active; 

long time symptoms in this congregation that precipitated the eruption 
over last minister - small group made the rules and there were gaps 
everywhere; 

no warmth, people did not speak to visitors; gaps led to deep hostility 
during conflict. 

B. Size of Congregation 

- membership has continually been small; have tried to deal with it but 
continues to be problem; the work gets done but numbers do matter, 
especially with regard to children and youth; 

no system in place to intentionally invite newcomers and follow-up on 
visitors; 

need to overcome longtime custom of pastor not visiting newcomers; 
quandry as to what to do with Sunday School in summer; 

C. Misc: 

- unable to settle on a mission/outreach in community, 
unable to find someone to work with youth. 

D. Dissolution of Relationship with Former Pastor 

- lack of communication; did not know what was going on or what was 
wrong; 

a conspiracy existed -small groups meeting to decide matters without 
involving the whole; 

concerned about the elders who bore the brunt of this - has this 
blunted their willingness to lead ? 

E. Learnings from Obstacles/ Conflicts 

1. General 

-Harold's illness brought us closer together; learned we could do things 
on our own; 

we don't believe in running away because it's our church and it's not 
our problem that people don't accept us. 

2. Conflict over Charles Clubb: 

- congregation should know more of what* s gong on, 

strong bonds with people kept me here and brought me back; 

learned that dividing up and counting votes repeatedly to insure 

win is a divisive method; 

learned to respect another's feelings; 

I will hold leadership more accountable, I trusted too much and 
have seen how destructive passivity is; 
People just stood by and watched; 
still need to deal with each other; 

can have strong differences and still be friends though it hurts; 
conflict not all bad - helped people stand up and say what they 
thought regardless of which side; 



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Session did a good job even though it was divided. 
I feel stronger and warmer and think the congregation is 
warmer and stronger and is reaching out more to each other; 
what has helped is that congregation is better off than anyone 
would ever expect; 

people can stay even though there were bitter differences; 
learned more about Presbyterian polity and how it works; 
ignorance makes you angry; 
too brief a period between Harold and Charles; 

officers are more open now; 

made me realize that conflict happens even between friends- 
most survived it but at the time it was awful. 

-learned the gifts of Molly; we needed a mother and she was it; 
she was loving but still demanding; 
has the gift of knowing when people need her; 
she did a wonderful, healing ministry; 
beyond the conflict now; 
taught a lot of new things, i.e. church year, etc. 

a 

F. Learnings with Regards to Presbytery 

-should have led us to a longer interim period prior to Clubb; 
Presbytery looks at this congregation too much from a 
stereotypical perspective of a congregation coming off a long 
pastorate; should have worked harder on our uniqueness; 
Presbytery did not handle properly- inept way to deal with 

conflict ( conciliation team and staff); 
Presbytery allowed conflict to drag on entirely too long 

admitted it was a mismatch but then tried to patch it up instead 

of working for creative separation; 
there remains a deep anger toward Presbytery; 

staff was slow in grasping how critical the situation was; 
Presbytery not as open to the congregation as we had hoped; 
felt we were getting conflicting signals from Presbytery, 
became concerned that they did not know how to handle this; 

no one has debriefed us; 

we haven't done a thorough job of understanding Presbytery 
nor have they been thorough with us; 
lots of things they did were good but they made mistakes, 
nobody ever debriefed us; 

Presbytery did the best they could in spite of mistakes. 



HI. Comments on Cottage Meetings 

-like the remembering and respect of elder-members 
-good to speak my mind about youth 
-well worth the time 

-a valuable time of sharing different views and feelings 
-I now know more than I did before, 
-learned a lot 

-nice to reflect on the good things the church has done 
-people have trauma behind them and ready to spring forward 



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•what happened tonight should have happened two years ago 
•this was a cleansing group; this church is cleansed of this thing. 
•We've learned we can get together and share our thoughts with 

respect for each other- 
learned something about traditions 

- shows us the value of small groups in a relaxed atmosphere in homes 
to talk about things. 



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Madison Administrative Commission 
" Minutes 
7-26-94 

The meeting began at 3:oo p.m., with prayer by Dale Davidson. Present were 
members Davidson, Holler, and Stack, and Madison Interim Pastor Angus McGregor. 

During the summer, members of the Session hosted seven "cottage meetings" to 
discuss what has shaped the church in the past and what the congregation may have 
learned out of its conflicts and obstacles. 61% of the congregation attended the 
meetings. Angus compiled the data from those conversations (which were mailed to 
members of Commission prior to this Commission meeting.) His analysis of the 
information is that the church does not have a great deal of self- awareness or focus, and 
needs first to determine how it would prefer to operate: pastor-centered or program- 
centered. As a follow-up to the cottage meetings, a congregational dinner was held on 
July 25, ending with small group discussion to confirm and understand the compiled 
data. The Session has agreed to continue the discussion through three more 
congregational gatherings, hoping thereby to develop some focus. 

Generally, the church seems to be thriving. 

- Angus is impressed with the outreach of the congregation, its open spirit, and 
its desire to be more involved in local outreach. 

- Worship attendance for June and July are up over previous years. 

- The PNC has finished the CIF, and both Ed Brammer (COM liaison to the 
PNC) and Angus are trying to check out the mixed signals about Molly that surfaced 
during some of the cottage meetings. 

- Christian Education is taking a different tack with teacher recruitment. For 
four Sundays, several members spoke in the worship service about their faith. The 
congregation was asked to submit the names of people who have faith to share and the 
ability to articulate it. From there, the Strengthening Committee culled the names and 
had a night of calling prospective teachers. A donation of $5,000.00 was made to the 
Christian Education program; it might be used as seed money to pay a part-time staff 
person (general DCE work, rather than single-focused youth ministry.) 

- There is no effort at evangelism or even follow-up on visitors, unless the pastor 
does it The membership is stated to be around 250, but only about 109 are area 
residents. The Session is preparing to clean up the membership rolls, and discovering 
the real numbers may motivate them to determine the nature and mission of the church. 

We discussed the church's relationship with Presbytery, and the hard feelings that 
emerged in the cottage meetings. Many feel they should have been debriefed after 
Charles Clubb left. Questions for us: How can Presbytery stay involved in this church 
(and others)— in relationship—not just in times of crisis? How to show Presbytery as 
partner, both supporting the church and holding it accountable? Should the COM be 
talking about the "Learnings with regard to Presbytery" section of the cottage meeting 
data? We agreed that it might be useful for members of the Commission and also 
some members of the COM to attend one or more of the upcoming congregational 



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gatherings, not so much to defend past actions of Presbyteiy, COM, and Commission, 
to invite discussion on the above questions. 

The meeting ended with prayer by Z Holler at 4:45 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Dale Davidson 



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15 December 1995 



To the Members of the About-To-Be-Dissolved Madison Administrative Commission: 
Dear Friends: 

Our work has come to an end. Madison's Pastor Nominating Committee is 
recommending that the congregation elect Molly Morgan. This information will go to 
the congregation today, and, presuming the election happens as expected, Molly will 
begin in February. Angus McGregor believes that the officers have some clarity about 
their roles as leaders, and that they have a great deal of commitment to making things 
work at Madison. 

Our final meeting as a commission will be on Monday, January 16, at 6:45 in the 
Madison Fellowship Hall. We will vote to finalize our work, and then, at 7:00, we will 
meet with the joint officers to bring closure. I think it will be helpful to them if we can 
reflect on why the commission was established, our understanding of our role, the 
responsibilities they have taken to arrive at this place, and our hopes for their future. 

I hope all of you can be at the meeting. Please let me hear from you. 

Have a wonderful Christmas! 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 
for the Madison Presbyterian Church 
Minutes 
January 16, 1995 

The Commission met at 6:45 in the Madison Church. Present 
were Z Holler, Coy Stack, Dale Davidson. After a convening 
prayer by Moderator Davidson, Z made the motion that the 
Commission request Presbytery to dissolve it, effective this 
date. Coy seconded, and with the advance agreement of members 
Jonathan Barker, Lois Brake, and Fred Cundiff, we voted 
unanimously to do so. Thanks to the good work of Temporary 
Supply Molly Morgan and Interim Pastor Angus McGregor, the 
officers and congregation have worked through their conflict and 
are ready to call Molly Morgan as Pastor. The Commission 
continued its meeting with the Joint Officers of the Madison 
Presbyterian Church. 

Moderator Angus McGregor had a prayer and convened the 
meeting. He invited the Commission to report. We reviewed for 
the officers why and when the Commission was formed, the 
Commission's stated purpose according to the Book of Order, and 
its decision not to assume original jurisdiction. This was due 
to its perception that the Session was capable of continuing to 
govern if the Commission could give them help in understanding 
the conflict, and could provide support and encouragement for 
healing and rebuilding. This was accomplished through helping 
them secure good pastoral leadership, first in Molly Morgan, then 
in Angus McGregor. 

Now they have come to some resolution of their conflict and 
some understanding of how to deal with future problems . The 
officers have developed confidence in themselves as a governing 
body. The church has been strengthened. The PNC has worked 
diligently for 10 months, and Molly Morgan has been called by the 
congregation to the office of Pastor, the way having been made 
clear by the Committee on Ministry. 

We asked the officers, how can Presbytery be a partner to a 
church in trouble- -both to support it and to hold it accountable? 
The responses may be helpful to the Committee on Ministry and 
Presbytery staff as they seek in the future to help churches in 
conflict. [Each item is an individual's statement, reported in 
the order made, without additional discussion by the Commission.] 



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- The outside consultants/ mediators were unnecessary. They 
evoked a lot of emotional reaction from the officers but didn't 
help understand or deal with the conflict. 

- [There was the perception that] no one listened to us 
early on- -no one heard our feelings. 

- It was hard not knowing- -there were too many secrets. 
It's better when there is some openness. 

- The consultants' report caused new problems. 

- But now, everything looks good for the future. It has 
been a learning experience and the growth has been good. 

- I wish we had spent more time studying what the chuch 
needed before we called [the previous pastor.] We went too fast. 
Presbytery should not have let us move that fast. [editorial 
comment: help churches overcome their natural anxiety about 
transition and lack of pastoral leadership.] 

- Having Angus [a trained interim pastor] has been 
eye-opening. Presbytery needs to beef up interim training so 
more churches can have this opportunity 

The Commission members themselves are grateful for the 
learning experience we have had and the opportunity to observe 
the Holy Spirit at work in this church. 



Respectfully submitted by 




Dale Davidson 



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INDEX 



Amendments to the Constitution 10 

Candidate for the Gospel Ministry 
Examination and Reception of 

Michael Richard Underwood 11 

Churches 

Administrative Commissions 

Harmony Presbyterian Church 27 

Madison Presbyterian Church 25, 71 

Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church 25, 70 

Waiver of G-14.0201a 

Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church 26 

Commissioners to Synod, Report of 21 

Committee, Standing 

Bills & Overtures Committee 10 

Committees, Reports of 

Budget & Finance Committee 9 

Children's Ministry Committee 21 

Committee on Ministry 15 

Council 6 

Ecumenical Relations Committee 21 

Evangelism Committee 20 

Examinations Committee 12 

International Missions Committee 9 

Nominating Committee 21 

Outdoor Ministries Division 5 

Preparation for Ministry Committee 11 

Small Church Support Committee 20 

Worship & Music Committee 21 

Election of Presbytery Moderator 27 

Enrollment 1 

Ministers 

Annual Report 18, 53 

Changes in Terms of Calls 18, 62 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Appointment of 

Molly D. Morgan 15 

David H. Sutton 13 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Minutes of 

Kathryn Johnson Cameron 36 

Stewart E. Ellis 37 



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MuiV Lucilius Gardiner 36 

Laura M Spangler 37 

Daniel Charles Wilkers 37 

Dismissals 

William S. Johnston 17 

James T. Shields 17 

Robert L. Yoder 17 

Dissolutions of Pastoral Relationships 

Thomas K. Lane - Campus Ministry, UNC-G 16 

William S. Metzel - Collinstown/Francisco 16 

Robert L. Yoder - Bethesda (Statesville) 16 

Memorials 

Hardin Alexander King 5 

J. Benjamin Kirkland, Jr. 11 

John Robert McAlpine, IJJ 19 

Reception of 

William J. Cowfer - Barium Springs Home for Children 14 

David H. Sutton - Pastor, Guilford Park 12 

Retirement of 

William S. Metzel 18 

Necrology of Elders 28 

Omnibus Motion 4 

Service of Honorable Retirement 

William S. Metzel 10 

Stated Clerk's Report 24 



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NUMBER 2 



Minutes of 




PRESBYuERY 



TWENTY-SIXTH STATED MEETING 
ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
April 25, 1995 




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MINUTES OF 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 



TWENTY-SIXTH STATED MEETING 
ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 

April 25, 1995 



OFFICERS 



Moderator 

Moderator-in-Nomination 
Stated Clerk 
Recording Clerk 



Margaret Marks 
N. N. Fleming, III 
John M. Handley 
Robert M. Matthews 



PRESBYTERY'S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk John M. Handley 

Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer Willie D. Garvin 

Associate Presbyter for Congregational Life Hewon Han 

Associate Presbyter for Care and 

Development of Leadership 
Hunger Action Enabler 
Associate for Camp Ministries 
Associate for Camps and Conferences 
Administrative Assistant 
Executive Secretary 
Bookkeeper 
Receptionist/Secretary 
Secretary 



A. Michael Warren 
Catherine J. Reed 
Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 
Paul Ransford 
Esther Preston 
Phyllis Plyler 
Sara Williams 
Judy Brock 
Brenda Nance 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 Lewisville-Clemmons Road 
Suite 308 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
Phone: (910) 766-3393 
FAX: (910) 766-7153 



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SUCCESSION OF MODERATORS 



Date 



Name 



Church 



Place of Meeting 



Stated Meeting 



1/7/89 
4/6/89 
6/23-24/89 

10/31/89 

2/3/90 
4/24/90 
7/14/90 
10/2/90 

2/2/91 

4/23/91 
7/13/91 
10/1/91 

2/1/92 

4/28/92 

7/18/92 



10/3/92 



2/6/93 

4/27/93 

7/23-24/93 

10/26/93 

2/5/94 
4/26/94 
7/16/94 
10/25/94 

2/4/95 
4/25/95 
7/28-29/95 
10/24/95 



Ms. Dale Davidson 



First (Greensboro) 



Rev. S. Edwin Lewis 



Rev. Ivan W. Lowery 



First (Mooresville) 



Cameron/Second 
Mocksville/Mt. Vernon 



Mr. Rudolph V. Boone, Sr. Dellabrook 



Rev. Cynthia R. Higgins Starmount 



Mr. W. Erwin Fuller, Jr. First (Greensboro) 



Ms. Margaret Marks 



Calvary 



First (Greensboro) 
First (Statesville) 
Lees-McRae College 

(Banner Elk) 
First (Burlington) 

First (Mooresville) 
Westminster (Greensboro) 
Forest Hills (High Point) 
First (High Point) 

First (Lexington) 

Starmount (Greensboro) 
First (Statesville) 
Trinity (Salisbury) 

Highland (Winston-Salem) 
Hawfields (Mebane) 
North Wilkesboro 

(North Wilkesboro) 
Glendale Springs 

(Glendale Springs) 

Buffalo (Greensboro) 
First (Burlington) 
Lees-McRae College 

(Banner Elk) 
Prospect (Mooresville) 

First (Asheboro) 
Guilford Park (Greensboro) 
Graham (Graham) 
First (Greensboro) 

First (High Point) 
Alamance (Greensboro) 
St. Paul (Greensboro) 
Glendale Springs 
(Glendale Springs) 



First 

Second 

Third 

Fourth 

Fifth 
Sixth 
Seventh 
Eighth 

Ninth 

Tenth 

Eleventh 

Twelfth 

Thirteenth 
Fourteenth 
Fifteenth 

Sixteenth 



Seventeenth 

Eighteenth 

Nineteenth 

Twentieth 

Twenty-First 
Twenty-Second 
Twenty-Third 
Twenty-Fourth 

Twenty-Fifth 
Twenty-Sixth 
Twenty-Seventh 
Twenty-Eighth 



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TWENTY-SIXTH STATED MEETING 
MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 
ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
April 25, 1995 



The Twenty-Sixth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery, held on Tuesday, April 25, 1995, at the Alamance 
Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, was opened at 8:45 with a hymn-sing led by the Reverend 
Guy Hunt. The meeting was called to order and opened with prayer by Moderator Elder Margaret Marks at 
9:00 a.m. The Presbytery then joined in a service of Worship and Communion. The Reverend Barbara Dua 
preached the sermon entitled, "And Mercy Shall Follow Me." The Reverend Lucius Gray, The Reverend Bob 
Gant, and The Reverend Mike Aiken assisted in the worship service. The organist was Ms. Thelma Greeson. 



ACTION: 

1. Presbytery directed that the sermon be printed and distributed to the churches. 



ENROLLMENT 

Commissioners Administrative 

Elders 139 Non-Commissioners 1 

Ministers 124 

Visitors 51 

Corresponding Members 

Ministers 2 

Total 327 

Church Educators 10 



The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-F 

Wyatt Aiken, Jr., Jonathan G Barker, Jesse W. Bledsoe, Linda L. Blessing, Ronald L. Bowie, Warren C 
Brannon, Malcolm M. Bullock, Nathan L. Byrd, David M. Cameron, Kathryn J. Cameron, George C. 
Carpenter, Charles R. Carter, Carole F. Chase, Robert E. Cleveland, Frederick A. H Coates, Dale W. 
Davidson, Max E. Deal, Frank M. Dew, James A. Dickens, Barbara E. Dua, Christopher F. East, Stewart E. 
Ellis, Robert C. Evans, EL Carlton A. G. Eversley, Jeffrey J. Falter, Dusty K. Fiedler, Robert A. Fiedler, Carol 
G Fisher, Robert O. Freeman. 

G-M 

Robert M. Gant, Jr., Murv* L. Gardiner, Robert J. Goforth, Lucius A. Gray, J. Randy Hall, Hewon Han, John 
M. Handley, Holly D. Hayes, William G Hayes, David C. Heil, James Henderson, Margret L. Henderson, 



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David L. Henry, Robert W. Herron, Cynthia R. Higgins, Z N. Holler, Fredrick R. Horner, Joanne R. Hull, 
Stephen A. Hundley, Guy W. Hunt, Jr., Ann B. Jahnes, Robert S. Jeffords, Sr., William Jones, Henry J. 
Keating, J. David Kivett, William R. Knox, Phyllis M. R Kort, Morton Kurtz, Thomas K Lane, Donald E. 
Lannon, James E. Layman, David E. Leininger, Robert M. Lewis, S. Edwin Lewis, Joel M. Long, Robert M. 
Matthews, Stephen P. McCutchan, Sam E McGregor, Jr., Charles T. McKee, Judson J. Milam, John L. 
Milholland, James F. Miller, K Moser Misenheimer, James A. Mitcham, Molly D. Morgan, Allen E. Morrison, 
Stephen A. Moss, George H Murray, IV. 

N-Z 

Lisa T. Nelson, Robert E Osman, S. Curtis Patterson, Jamie Bibee Pharr, A B. Plexico, Phillip J. Pogue, 
Michael J. Poulos, Catherine J. Reed, Marie P. Reed, Leland A. Richardson, Raymond W. Riddleberger, James 
M Rissmiller, Russell H Ritchel, Jr., Jeannette G. Rodenbough, Donald G. Scofield, Jr., Grant M. Sharp, 
Jerold D. Shetler, Billy F. Sosebee, Laura M Spangler, Joe L. Spears, Rollin M. Steele, Jr., William F. 
Stephens, UJ, Samuel Stevenson, Patricia F. Stewart, Jamie D. Stimson, Larry E. Summey, David YL Sutton, 
Al F. Thomas, Jr., Erich W. Thompson, Dan E. Thornton, Robert R. Tolar, Jr., John G. Truitt, Jr., Rockwell 
P. Ward, A. Michael Warren, Worth N. Watts, William C Weckerly, Kellie E. Weekley, Norman M Whitney, 
Sr., John A. Wilkerson, Jr., Daniel C. Wilkers, Stephen H. Wilkins, Frank C. Wilkinson, Charles Williams, 
James K Wilson, Jr., William T. Wing, UJ, Richard S. Wurst, Jr., Christopher E. Zona. 



The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

James H. Allen, L. Adlai Boyd, John C Brearley, James T. Frazier, Larry W. Freeman, Philip R. Gehman, 
Robert M. Howard, William F. Lawrence, Jr., Robert E. Lee, David T. Lee-Andrews, B. Paul Lindsey, Z 
Bradford Long, Steve A Martin, James M.' Mauldin, E. Thomas Miller, Lisa M Mullen, J. Herbert Nelson, 
David C Partington, Steve M Pharr, Joseph L. Pickard, Paul N. Ridolfi, Dennis J. Sebesan, A. Carter Shelley, 
Stevan A. Snipes, W. Russell Ward, Jr., Benjamin F. Williams, J. Gordon Williams, Paul D. Woodall, Jr., R. 
Scott Woodmansee. 



The following Missionaries and Chaplains were excused: 
Sherron K George. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Alonza M. Alexander, Lawrence W. Avent, J. Lawrence Ayers, Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr., James H Banbury, 
Dwight Lee Barker, Ernest M Bradford, Edwin C Brammer, Jr., Charles L. Brown, William Brown, David 
H Burr, George S. Calhoun, Cecil C Callis, William H Chappell, L. B. Colquitt, Jr., Frank C Collier, Watt 
M Cooper, Herbert H Culler, Ares Davidian, Frank A. Davison, F. Marion Dick, C. Wayne Dixon, John E. 
Eliason, Norris L. Fellows, Charles G. Fitzpatrick, Joseph W. Flora, Robert L. Forbis, Jr., William H. Foster, 
Jr., Milton M. Foust, Samuel R. Fudge, Harold E. Fuller, Jr. Joseph M Garrison, J. Stimson Hawkins, Dewitt 
F. Helm, Everett A Hewlett, John S. Johnson, Julian Lake, William F. Long, Wilkes D. Macaulay, James M 
McDaniel, Lacy V. McPherson, Allen C. McSween, William S. Metzel, Donald Mimbs, H. Reid Montgomery, 
William H. Morrison, Joseph B. Mullin, Darrell A Parker, Joseph K Parker, Jr. O. W. Perrell, George A 
Ploger, W. Clark Porter, IE, Donald G. Price, James L. Price, Jr., John A Redhead, Jr., Gerald N. Reiff, 
William C. Rhodes, Jr., Paul S. Ryoo, Lester E. Sheppard, William R. Smith, UJ, Harry S. Thomas, Robert 
L. Turner, William D. Varker, Stanley M Voth, Harold F. Waldruff, Roy E. Watts, Robert S. Wells, John C 
Whitley, John A. Womeldorf, William J. Wrenn, Jr. 



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The following Ministers were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Frank J. Allen, Janet B. Briscoe, Robert A. Bryant, Robert E. Button, M. Gray Clark, William J. Cowfer, O. 
Leighton Culler, Kermit W. Dancy, William Riche DeLong, M. Susan Dobyns, Carl W. Dumford, Elijah B. 
Freeman, Carter B. Gillespie, Scott C. Girard, Robert W. Henderson, George Hunter, Kurt W. Johnston, 
Walter W. King, J. Roger Marrow, Gail Porter Nelson, Richard R. Osmer, Franklin L. Partridge, in, R. Page 
Shelton, Jeffrey D. Smith, Jerry M Smith, John B. Talmage, Glenn C. Thomason. 



The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their representatives: 
A-F 

Alamance Bobby R. Curtis, James R. Hunter, Bill Starr, Allen Temple Margaret Cowan, Virginia Mott, 
Asheboro First Ruth Ally, Curtis Williams, Baird's Creek Rebecca Earnhardt, Bethany fStatesville') Edgar 
Ingram, Bethel Jimmie Flippin, Curtis J. Ring, Bethesda (Ruffing Carolyn Harrelson, Bethesda (Statesville 
Mary Rose Head, Beulah Elizabeth R. Scott, Bixbv Bob Cornatzer, Boone First Mary Ruth McRae, Buffalo 
Pauline M Medearis, Calvary Elizabeth Pearson, Church of the Covenant David Sheets Church of the Cross 
James Kellam, Clemmons Willie D. Garvin, Collinstown Ann Jones, Community in Christ Marsha Hooks, 
Concord Randy Dellinger, Cooleemee Kevin Dodd, Covenant Mary Young, Cross Roads Rachel Thomas, 
Annie Lee Young, Dellabrook Inis D. Johnson, Dogwood Acres Linda Robbins, Eden First Robert Stephens, 
Fllrin Ralph Lanier, Fieldstone Celeste Wilkinson, Fifth Creek Mary Moorefield, Flat Rock A. L. 
McAlexander, Forest Hills David Drewry, Forest Park Robert F. Jewett, Francisco Octavia Edwards. 

G-M 

Glendale Springs P. Oscar Avery, Grace Lillie Cuthrell, Robert Williams, Graham Bill Cooke, Greensboro 
First Ginger Booker, W. Erwin Fuller, Jr., Florence Garten, Reuben E. Mencer, Greenwood Marty L. Brim, 
Griers Minnie Margaret Butler, Guilford Park Robert M. Ewalt, Jr., Abe D. Jones, Hawfields Virgil L. Doss, 
Max H. Kernodle, High Point First Sanders Dallas, Hunter Dalton, JoAnn Jones, Highland Rebecca Miller, 
Ruby Simms, Hills Don Martinat, Jamestown Dave Atwood, Joanne Graham, John C. Hamil, John Calvin 
Frank A. Meyer, Kernersville First Robert W. Howell, Donna R. Myers, Korean First Tom Hwang, Jung H. 
Kim, Lansing Fred Carter, Lexington First Norma Griffith, Clifton M Leonard, Mac Parrott, Lexington 
Second Kenneth Phillips, Bobby Young, Lloyd Estella McFadden, Elizabeth M. West, Logan Blanche L. 
Feimster, Daisy M Keaton, Madison Margot Jolly, Don Joyce, Mebane James M. Gilland, Marshall Taylor, 
Memorial Mary Ann Pardue, Mocksville First Edgar C. Dickinson, Ann Long, Mooresville First Phifer L 
Johnson, H. Edward Nelson, Jr., Ml Tabor Roy L. Carruth, Constance Purcell, Mt. Vernon Walter Culbertson. 



N-Z 

New Creation Community Joel Jenkins, North Wilkesboro Jacquelyn D. Hall, Oak Ridge J. P. Mitchell, Old 
Providence Betty Wooten, Old Town Katherine T. Kellogg, Parkway Richard Clausen, Carolyn Parks, Pilot 
Mountain First James J. Blackwelder, Pittsboro Bill Browder, Prospect Harriet Lipe, Randolph Lewis H. 
Hinesley, Reid Memorial John Faulkner, Reidsville First Anne Scott, St. Andrews Martha Jenkins, St. James 
Eva E. Moore, Rosa Yourse, Salisbury First Jackie Burleson, Evelyn Ribelin, Dan Williams, Salisbury Second 
Glenn Owen, Sedgefield Jane Wray, ShadvSide Charles England, Robert Gilchrist, Shallowford Pat Freiberger, 
Jan Suitt, Shiloh (Burlington^ Helen Hartman, Smyrna Dale Crowder, Springwood Henry Tickle, Starmount 
Robert B. Lloyd, Jr., Statesville First Paul Gilbert, Stony Creek Mike Andrews-Kulis, Third Creek Gwen 
Smith, Thomasville First Marian K Greeson, Thvatira Eleanor Wilson, Trinity (Elon College^) Alura Wheeler, 
Trinity (Salisbury^! Ruth Russell, Myrtle B. Stevenson, Trinity ( Winston-Salem^ Marian Hartness, Unity Roger 
Wilson, Vandalia Nancy K Cox, Wentworth Doc Sherron, Westminster (Burlington*) Doris May, Whispering 
Pines Immett Rich, Winston-Salem First Ed Carter, Mack Dagenhart, Bob Hartsell, James S. Price, Yadkin 
United Donald L. Tate, Thomas O. Vinson, Yadkinville Julia Doub, Yancewille Laura C. Pearson. 



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The following Churches were excused from having representatives at this meeting of Presbytery: 

Asbury, Centre, Cleveland, Concord, Crestwood, Freedom, Ml Airy First, ML Vernon Springs, Piedmom, Pine 
Ridge, Pleasant Grove, Sandy Ridge, Sparta, Spencer, Tabor. 



The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Bethany (Graham), Boonville First, Burlington First, Cameron, Clio, D anbury Community, Ebenezer, Edward 
Webb, El Bethel, Elmwood, FairmonL Faith, Fellowship, Franklin, Glenwood, Gulf, Hope View, Immanuel, 
Joyce, Laurel Fork, Little Joe's, Love Valley, Milton, Mocksville Second, ML Jefferson, New Salem, Oakland, 
Oakview, Peak Creek, Pine Hall, Red House, Riverview, Rumple Memorial, Sl Paul (Greensboro), Sl Paul 
(High Point), Shiloh (Statesville), Siler City, Southminster, Speedwell, Stoneville, Taylorsville, Westminster 
(Greensboro). 



The following Church Educators were enrolled: 

Sammie Braxton, Bill Chase, Donna Chase, Connie DeKleuver, Carol Edwards, Evelyn Edwards, Rebekah Lee- 
Andrews, Pat Smith, Nancy Wass, Edye Williamson. 



The following Corresponding Members were present: 

W. Earl Woodall, Presbytery of Charlotte, and Mary G McNeaL Presbytery of the Peaks. 



The following Administrative Staff were present: 
Phyllis L. Plyler. 



The following Visitors were registered: 

Cathy Baldwin, John Barney, Annie Miller Bates, Nellie M Bescher, Charles Cameron, Marian Cameron, 
Franklin Campbell, Margaret C. Carr, Roy P. Carr, Annette Carruth, Mitchell Causey, Greta Connor, Earle 
Frazier, Dellene Gudger, Bernice Heaggans, Anne Hall, Anthony B. Hodges, Alyce Kelly, Cynthia Kirkman, 
Debbie Layman, Kay Layman, Christie Leininger, William J. MacDonald, Margaret S. Marks, Rick Martindale, 
Cora L. Massey, Hal S. McNeely, Ray Mims, Mary Mitcham, James Miles, Clinton J. Parker, Ed Powers, Julia 
Ruth Richmond, Howard Riggins, Carter Robertson, Virgia Rush, Otis B. Scon, Pat Stephens, Jim Swinkola, 
Fred Tatum, John Tatum, Vada Tatum, Fred N. Ward, Edith C Wasko, Murray M White, Jr., Kate Wilson, 
Byron Wolfe, June Woodall. 



QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum was present for conducting the business of the Presbytery. 



DOCKET 

The Docket was presented by Murray White, Moderator of Council 



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ACTION: 

2. The Docket for the Twenty-Sixth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was adopted. (See 
Appendix A pp- 154-155.) 



OMNIBUS MOTION 

Murray White, Moderator of Council, presented the Omnibus Motion. Following the removal of item #4, 
the Omnibus Motion was approved in a single vote. The recommendations so approved appear in the reports 
of the persons or committees making them and are identified by OM designation in the left margin. 



WELCOME 

The Governing Body was welcomed by the Reverend Lucius Gray, pastor of Alamance Church. Information 
regarding the facilities and arrangements for the day were presented. 

ECUMENICAL VISITOR 

The Reverend Lucius Gray introduced the Reverend Mike Aiken, Pastor of United Church of Christ and 
Executive Director of the Greensboro Urban Ministry, who briefly addressed the Presbytery. 



COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the Presbytery and recommended 
referrals as appropriate. (Summary of Communications, Appendix B, pp. 156-157.) 

INTRODUCTIONS 

Elders attending Presbytery for the first time and other guests were introduced and welcomed. The following 
ministers from other presbyteries were welcomed and seated as Corresponding Members: The Reverend Earl 
Woodall, Presbytery of Charlotte, and The Reverend Mary McNeal, Presbytery of the Peaks. The Presbytery 
also welcomed Ms. Nancy Wass, the new Educator at Boone First. 



BILLS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE 

The Moderator named the following persons to the Bills and Overtures Committee: 

The Reverend Charlie Williams (Moderator) 

The Reverend James Henderson 

The Reverend Dusty Fiedler 

The Reverend John Milholland 

Elder Ginger Booker (Greensboro First) 

Elder Eddie Nelson (Mooresville First) 

Elder Charles England (Shady Side) 



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MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS COMMITTED TO THE RECORD 



The Minutes of Commissions to ordain and/or install pastors were admitted to record. (Appendix C, p. 158.) 

THEME PRESENTATION: CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIVISION 

Ed Powers, Moderator 

Presbytery heard reports of several of the committees in the Congregational Life Division: 

Educational Ministry, Fred Ward, Moderator 

Children's Ministry, Edye Williamson, Co-Moderator 

Youth Ministry, Bill Chase, Moderator 

Stewardship Education, Cynthia Kirkman, Moderator 

The Stewardship of Life Award was presented to First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro. 

Adult Ministry, Chris Zorn, Moderator 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 
Murray White, Moderator 

Your Council has met twice since the last Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery. 

ACTIONS REPORTED BY COUNCIL : 

1. Council requested the Committee on Ministry to convene a study committee of the Moderator and one 
member each from Committee on Ministry, Preparation for Ministry Committee, Examinations 
Committee, and Worship and Music Committee to study a paper entitled, "Proposed Inclusive Language 
Policy of Salem Presbytery". The Reverend Molly Morgan, the Reverend Michael Poulos, the Reverend 
Joanne Hull, and Evelyn Edwards, authors of the paper, would be asked to serve as resource members 
of the study committee. 

2. Council approved the Lutheran/Presbyterian Dialogue to be held September 11 with Dr. Randolph Taylor 
as the presenter. 

3. Council requested that both the Bicentennial Accountability and Follow-up Committees be asked to 
report at each Presbytery meeting. 

4. Council approved Ms. Rosemary Rector, Forest Park Church, as a replacement on the Harmony 
Commission. 

5. Council approved the following 1996 Presbytery meeting dates and places: 

February 3 Salisbury First 

April 23 Sedgefield 

July 20 Lexington Second, Fairmont, Shady Side 

October 22 

6. Council approved the Worldwide Ministries Committee request for a Worldwide Ministries Conference 
January 20, 1996. 



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7. Council approved a request from the Hunger Committee to grant $5,000 to Church of the Cross 
Children's Center in Greensboro. These funds come from Pennies for Hunger/ 2-Cents-A-MeaL 

8. Council, acting as Trustees of Presbytery, approved the request of Highland Church to sell donated deeded 
grave plots with the proceeds to be used in their new Memorial Garden. 

COUNCIL CONCURS WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES : 
L Council concurs with the report of the Personnel Committee. 
2. Council concurs with the report of the Church Development Committee. 



INFORMATION FROM COUNCIL : 

1. The Jamestown Church has announced an exciting partnership to assist the newly organized Oak Ridge 
Church in a number of ways including prayers of support and a monetary gift to help with their first 
building. Church Development is considering their proposal to challenge all our churches to consider 
similar direct support of new churches. 

2. The lay members of Council will be visiting worship services of churches throughout the Presbytery during 
the year. If asked, Council members would be willing to give a "Minutes for Mission" about Salem 
Presbytery and its work. 

3. Following a number of discussions and studies, Council gave the following rankings to "Presbytery Meeting 
Purposes": 

1) Mandated Matters (including clergy changes, receiving candidates, etc.) 

2) Making/Nurturing the Connection (Session, Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly) 

3) Theological Discussion 

4) Worship/Communion 

5) Fellowship Among Commissioners 

6) Witness 

7) Recognition 

4. A "New Commissioner Information Packet" is being developed. Some sections will be in the pre- 
presbytery packet 

5. Council is appointing a Task Force to plan the July Presbytery Meeting. 



ACTIONS: 

3. The Nominating Committee was reduced to 15 members - one from each section and seven at- 
large members. 

4. Presbytery voted to allow the Racial Ethnic Committee to remain dormant as the committee 
structure is being studied. 

5. Presbytery approved the recommendation of the Budget and Finance Committee that 1994 year- 
end funds totaling 548,529 be designated for use in New Church Development. 



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GRANDFATHER HOME FOR CHILDREN PRESENTATION 



Jim Swinkola gave a presentation regarding the children that are receiving help from Grandfather Home for 
Children. 



On behalf of the Peacemaking Committee, Steve McCutchan presented Peacemaking awards to the following 



First prize, Prospect Church - Family Scholarship to the Celebration of Peacemaking in New York 
City 

Second prize, Eden First Church - Scholarship for one to the Celebration of Peacemaking in New 
York City 

Third prize, Greensboro First - Matching funds for an individual to the Celebration of Peacemaking 
in New York City 



Oak Ridge Church 

In 1992 the Church Development Committee was given permission to purchase property in Northwest Guilford 
County for a new church development project. The site chosen was approximately 6.5 acres located on NC 
Highway 150. There were three permanent buildings and one mobile home included with the land purchase. 

The Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church was formally organized in December 1994. Two of the permanent 
structures have been renovated and now serves as worship center and office space for the new church. The 
mobile home was used by the organizing pastor prior to his purchase of a home in the area and was most 
recently used by the youth of the church. The mobile home is no longer being used by the youth, and due to 
some structural needs and the expense of heating and cooling for the church, the Church Development 
Committee is currently evaluating whether it would be more economically feasible to sell this property. The 
church has recently received inquiry into its desire to sell. 

Korean First Church 

Since the formation of the Korean First Presbyterian Church under Salem Presbytery of the Presbyterian 
Church (USA) in April, 1989, and due to the general growth the Piedmont Triad is experiencing and especially 
due to the growth of the Korean-American population in the surrounding parish, we have every reason to 
believe that our church will continue its current pattern of expansion. In the past five years, we have almost 
doubled our congregation size. We had 84 members in 1990 - 162 now. We estimate that membership growth 
in the next three years will grow to 230. 

The congregation has been active and has an annual budget of over $110,000. The church's global mission 
has also expanded significantly to encompass work in the USA, Africa, India, South America and Asia. 

Budget Review: 1994 



PEACEMAKING COMMITTEE 



Pat Stephens, Moderator 



churches: 



CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 
Marsha Hooks, Moderator 



Mission Giving to Presbytery, Synod, GA 
Other Mission Giving 
Congregational Program Expense 
Other 
Subtotal 



$4,225 
6,978 

66^40 
8.126 
$85,869 



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The total amount received from pledges in 1994 was 5114,443, with an average giving per member of 51,760. 
Church Building Campaign: 

Total amount pledged: 5254,000 

Length of pledge period: from March 1995 to February 1998 
Number of resident families (including under 18) 114 
Number of families pledging to church building 45 
Average pledge per family (entire pledge period) 55,644 

During the initial period of church organization and the following period, the congregation met in the chapel 
of the First Presbyterian Church (Greensboro) at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays. In October, 1989, it moved to the 
old sanctuary of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greensboro on Friendly Avenue. This continues as 
the present worship site of the Korean First Presbyterian Church (known as Korean First). While the facility 
has been ideal for the Sunday morning services at 11:00 a.m, the Westminster Presbyterian Church has been 
fortunate to experience its own rapid growth during the past two years to the point that they need to make 
use of the facilities now leased to the Korean First Congregation. Consequently, the session of the 
Westminster Presbyterian Church recently notified us of their intention to recover, by August, 1995, a portion 
of the space they leased to us and to expand to the remainder by the middle of 1996. Their expectation is that 
the Korean First congregation will be able to move to their own church building by that time. 

Although we have enjoyed a good relationship with Westminster, and celebrate their growth with them, it may 
indeed be time for us to move and grow along the path that God seems to be indicating. Even in the present 
facilities, we have experienced some constraints. The Sunday School activities have been quite limited due to 
the unavailability of the rooms at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays. Furthermore, lack of space has kept us from 
expanding our mission scope as much as we would have liked. And then, there is a problem with parking 
which has become a big issue as the Westminster congregation has dramatically grown. The Korean First 
congregation, by a mutual agreement, has parked on streets only. Recently, however, Westminster 
congregation spilled over to the streets as their parking lots became full for the 11 o'clock services. 
Westminster has been extremely kind, patient, and accommodating in this regard. However, their needs, due 
to the unprecedented growth, have made it all but impossible to extend the lease any longer. 

Fortunately, Salem Presbytery, through its Committee on Church Development, acquired a 5.2 acre tract as 
a church site for the Korean First Presbyterian Church in 1992 and has been actively searching for ways to 
help us build a sanctuary on the acquired land. The congregation also has been praying for a long time to 
build a church building and has made a significant amount of offerings for a new house of prayer to serve not 
only themselves, but all of those outside the churches who have not yet met Jesus Christ. 

The Korean-American community at the same time has grown steadily and is expected to continue expanding 
as secondary immigrants gradually move to the South from large urban areas. Because this trend is expected 
to continue, it is imperative to prepare for a commensurate growth of the Korean First facilities, including 
a new sanctuary and an auxiliary facility for an expanded global mission, Christian education, community 
outreach and social services. 

Section Eg Financial Plan 
A. COST 

Purchase of existing building: Anticipated closing date S 

Appraisal $ Appraised by: 



Construction of new building: 
Size: 11,899 square feet 



Construction to begin: 9/1/95 
Cost per square foot $ 62.54 



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1. 

2. 

3. 
4.* 



Construction Contract (check one: ** estimated f irm) 

Architect's fees and costs 

(contract with architect contains: 

naxinua cost contract? X ; revision clause? 



s 738,685 



5,500 



Furnishings, parking, insurance, professional fees, 10% of contract is 

ffrSe* es 1 3 ma. t ed construction includes parking & insurance} 
Contingencies --covers bid overage and unscheduled costs 
15X of construction Contract is suggested for new construction 
20% of construction Contract is suggested for rehabilitation/renovation 

project 



12,000 



5. TOTAL PROJECT COST: (Should equal to Grand Total Resources B.14.) 

B. RESOURCES: 

(Total of items 1 through 7 should be at least the precentage required of total 
project cost as listed on Page 2, item 9 of the Standard conditions.) 



1. 
2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 

10. 

11. 

12. 

13. 

14. 



Cash on hand- -received from current building fund pledges 

Additional income: estimated to be received from current building fund 
pledges between now and execution of construction/purchase contract. 

Unborrowed cash on hand- -from other sources 
Specify sourc e 

Additional unborrowed cash income from other sources-estimated to be 
received between now and execution of construction/purchase contract. 
Specify source 

Cash already expended on the project (such as for preliminary 
architectural work) but not included under "1" or "3" above. 

Presbytery grant 

Synod grant 

Presbytery loan: years 3 X interest 

Synod loan: years 3 X interest 



Bank (commercial) mortgage loan: 1 5 y ears 3 9 % interest 
Other (specify) 



TOTAL LOCAL RESOURCES: 

General Assembly loan request to complete project; or if Interest Support 
Loan requested, check here and leave line for loan amount empty 

CgAMj TOTAL RESOURCES: (Should equal to Total Project Cost A.5.) 



111,815 



868,000 



140,000 



51,000 



77,000 



300,000 



568,000 



300,000 



ACTIONS: 

6. Salem Presbytery granted Council the authority to approve, if the way be clear, the sale of the 
mobile home located on Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church Property with net proceeds from the 
sale to be designated to the building fond of the Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church. 

7. Salem Presbytery granted permission to First Korean Presbyterian Church to incur a debt to a 
commercial lending institution of up to $300,000 in order to proceed with a building program. 



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8. Salem Presbytery approved First Korean Presbyterian Church's application to General Assembly 
for a loan of up to $300,000 to assist with construction costs of a first building. 

9. Salem Presbytery approved a grant to First Korean Church's Building fund of $77,000 from the 
following sources: 

Church Development Fund $59,000 
New Church Development Fund 10,000 
Church Redevelopment Fund 8,000 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Sam McGregor, Moderator 



ACTION: 

10. Salem Presbytery elected the following persons to fill vacancies in the structure as stated: 



Adult Ministry Committee 
Class of '97 

Rev. Bob Jeffords (Covenant) 
Class of '97 

Betty Ann Ellington (Greensboro First) 

Camp New Hope/Presbyterian Point Committee 
Gordon Watkins (Shallowford) 

Educational Ministry Committee 
Class of '96 

Connie DeKleuver (Lexington First) 

Evangelism Committee 
Class of '96 

Orville Light (Eden First) 

Hunger Committee 
Class of '96 

Bob Kollar (Guilford Park) 
Class of '97 

Rev. Don Scofield (Flat Rock) 

Preparation for Ministry 
Co-Moderators 

Rev. Maggi Henderson (Highland) 
Rev. Russ Ritchel (W-S First) 

Class of '97 

John Larson (Salisbury First) 

Single's Ministry Committee 
Moderator 

Val Folio (W-S First) 



replaces Wendy Yoder 
replaces Gayle Priester 

replaces Rev. Bob Bryant 

replaces Nancy Gilbert 

replaces Rev. Shawn Barkley 

replaces Jane Murden 
replaces Barbara Clawson 



replaces Rev. Frank Allen 
replaces Rev. Frank Allen 



replaces Carol Carpenter 



replaces Nancy Terry 



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Social Justice Committee 
Class of '96 

Mike Kirkpatrick (Mooresville First) 

Youth Ministry Committee 
Class of '96 

Fred Terry (Dellabrook) 
Class of '97 

David Bates (Thyatira) 



replaces Rev. Gail Nelson 

replaces Rev. Michael Poulos 
replaces Dottie Metropol 



ACTION: 

11. 1995 GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMISSIONERS: 
The following change in assignment was approved: 

Elder Commissioner Edith Wasko (Pittsboro) is unable to attend in '95. She was replaced with 
Elder Alternate Commissioner June Woodall (Prospect). 



REMAINING COMMITTEE VACANCIES ; 

Educational Ministry Committee 

Class of '96 replace Hazel Connelly 

Representation Committee 

Class of '97 replace Bill Buie 

Single's Ministry Committee 

Class of ^6 replace Teener Burton 

Class of '96 replace Ken Norton 

Class of '97 replace Alexander Edwards 

Stewardship Education Committee 

Class of '96 replace Bill Amidon 

Class of '96 replace Rev. James Dickens 



SYNOD OF THE MID-ATLANTIC VACANCIES ; 
Partnership Committee 
Justice and Mercy Committee 

Nominating Committee for Synod Campus Ministry Staff Person 
THANK YOU TO SALEM PRESBYTERY VOLUNTEERS!!! 

MUCH OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SALEM PRESBYTERY COMES FROM THE WILLINGNESS 
OF VOLUNTEERS TO BRING INTO BEING IDEAS AND PROGRAMS THAT ARE INTENDED TO 
ENRICH THE LIFE AND FAITHFULNESS OF OUR INDIVIDUAL CONGREGATIONS. 
APPRECIATION ON BEHALF OF PRESBYTERY IS EXPRESSED TO THE FOLLOWING 
VOLUNTEERS WHO, HAVING GIVEN OF THEIR TIME AND ENERGY TO HELP FURTHER 
SALEM'S MISSION, HAVE RECENTLY ROTATED OFF THEIR COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS. 



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Congregational Life Division Moderator 

Rev. Pat Stewart First Christian 



Church in the World Division Moderator 

Ginny Couch Trinity (Winston-Salem) 



Adult Ministry Committee 
Ed Powers 
Gayle Priester 
Wendy Yoder 

Budget and Finance Committee 
Dana Bamford 
Richard Orr 
Jim Lowe 



Church of the Covenant 

Clemmons 

Eden First 



Greensboro First 
Winston-Salem First 
Starmount 



Camp New Hope/Presbyterian Point Committee 
John Johnson Burlington First 

Darryl Ray Jamestown 



Children's Ministry Committee 
Paige Tolar 

Church Development Committee 
Rev. David Lee-Andrews 
Betty Ha n kins 

Council 

Neel Fleming 
Rev. Chip Steele 
Haywood Cope 

Criminal Justice Committee 
A. L. McAlexander 
Peter Vanstory 

Ecumenical Relations Committee 
Rev. R. O. Freeman 
Betty Peraldo 

Educational Ministry Committee 
Janice Welborn 

Evangelism Committee 
Linda Thurston 
Rev. Russ Ritchel 



Asheboro First 



Concord 
Starmount 



Hawfields 
Springwood 
John Calvin 



Flat Rock 
Greensboro First 



Retired 
Guilford Park 



Lexington First 



Salisbury First 
Winston-Salem First 



Examinations Com mi nee 
Jane Miller 
Rev. Russ Ward 
Rev. Ed Brammer 



Asheboro First 
Asheboro First 
Retired 



Goals and Evaluations Committee 



Ginger Booker 



Greensboro First 



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Hunger Committee 
Barbara Clawson 
Rev. Hank Keating 
Daisy Keaton 
Charles Cameron 



New Creation 
Winston-Salem First 
Logan 
Pittsboro 



Ministry Committee 
Elinor Swaim 
Rev. Laura Spangler 
Bob Hartsell 
Rev. Tom Lane 
Rev. James Dickens 

Nominating Committee 
Betty Boyd 
Margaret Marks 
Dorena Stevenson 



Salisbury First 

Trinity (Winston-Salem) 

Winston-Salem First 

Member-at-Large 

Logan 



Statesville First 

Calvary 

Freedom 



Outdoor Ministries Committee 
Rev. Sam Fudge 
Rev. Bob Bryant 



Retired 



Permanent Judicial Commission 

Rev. Steve Hundley Prospect 
Rev. Pat Stewart First Christian 



Personnel Committee 
Rev. Jerry Shetler 



Greensboro First 



Preparation for Ministry Committee 

Carol Carpenter Starmount 
Rev. Jean Rodenbough Member-at-Large 

Professional Development Committee 
Betty Ann Ellington 
Rev. Lucius Gray 

Representation Committee 
Bill Buie 
Martha Smith 
Myrtle Stevenson 

Resource Center Committee 
Sarah Frances Thompson 
James Hegner 



Greensboro First 
Alamance 



Church of the Cross 
Westminster 
Trinity (Salisbury) 



Highland 
Greensboro First 



Small Church Support Committee 

Rev. David Henry Vandalia 



Social Justice Committee 
Richard Wharton 
Tom Duckwall 
Rev. David Partington 



Greensboro First 

Starmount 

Shallowford 



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Stewardship Education Committee 

Michael Farris Salisbury First 



Worldwide Ministries Committee 
Marsha Mutch 
Ruth Metzel 



Madison 
Francisco 



Youth Ministry Committee 
Dottie Metropol 
Rev. James Henderson 



Salisbury First 
Calvary 



A special thanks is extended to outgoing Moderator, W. Erwin Fuller, Jr., Greensboro First. 



PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 
Ed Lewis, Moderator 



The triennial evaluations for Willie Garvin, Presbytery Associate for Finance and Business Affairs/Treasurer, 
and Mike Warren, Associate Presbyter for Care and Development of Leadership, were conducted by the 
Personnel Committee on the ides of March, 1995. The review was based on information received on 
evaluation forms from persons with whom the staff members had worked the last three years, plus insights of 
the Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk and members of the Personnel Committee, as well as the Committee's 
conversation with each staff member. 

In its evaluation of Willie Garvin, the Committee concluded that her strengths include: competence in setting 
up, main tainin g, correcting, and interpreting the complicated financial system required of Salem; being in 
constant contact with a great variety of churches with widely varying levels of sophistication as interpreter, 
counselor, and financial adviser, liaison between the presbytery and churches seeking financial counsel in 
general, and the African-American churches in particular; love and commitment to the whole Church; 
adaptability in dealing with the wide variety of calls on her energy and expertise; ability to care about and work 
with people; good humor and personal warmth; and a continually growing, stretching quality of life and spirit 
Areas for improvement were identified as: speaking up as often as her wisdom and perspective are needed; 
directly confronting incompetence or conflict; and caring for herself and her own needs. 

In the judgment of the Committee, Willie is an important part of Salem's leadership team. She brings 
integrity to the business affairs of the Presbytery, and resources several of its structures as well. She should 
be reelected for another term of service. 

In its evaluation of Mike Warren, the Committee felt that his assets include: love for and commitment to the 
health of the church; ability to develop systems for initiative and response; deep caring for people; insight into 
his own limits (and accompanying self-care); conscientious response to needs of churches, church leaders and 
resource groups; commitment to learn and grow in his faith and effectiveness in his calling; and his deep sense 
of calling to this particular minis try. Areas for improvement are mainly the shadow sides of his strengths: 
struggle with his grasp of a mammoth task; doubts and self-criticism of his own effectiveness; sensitivity to 
criticism; a sense of drivenness beyond what is possible in terms of time and energy; and trying to take on too 
much himself rather than fully developing others for response. 

The Committee believes that Mike is invaluable to Salem at this time in its life. He is the right person in an 
extremely important position. He should be reelected for another term. 

It is with sadness that the Personnel Committee reports that Catherine J. Reed has indicated her intention 
to retire from the position of Hunger Action Enabler as of October 31, 1995. While the recommendation for 
her honorable retirement will come from the Committee on Ministry, the Personnel Committee would like 
to suggest that a Service of Retirement for Katy, recognizing and celebrating this milestone in her ministry, 
be held at the Presbytery meeting on October 24. 



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The Committee believes that some study should be given to the needs and resources for staffing of Salem 
Presbytery before calling a new Hunger Action Enabler. Consequently, the Committee recommends that the 
Council undertake such a study so that the Presbytery may call and assign staff in the best possible way. 



ACTIONS: 

12. Ms. Willie Garvin was reelected to an additional three-year term as Presbytery Associate for 
Finance and Business Affairs/Treasurer, beginning May 15, 1995. 

13. Dr. A. Michael Warren was reelected to an additional three-year term as Associate Presbyter for 
Care and Development of Leadership, beginning September 1, 1995. 

14. Salem Presbytery commended Ms. Garvin and Dr. Warren for their dedicated and faithful service 
over the last three years, and The Reverend James Henderson led a prayer of thanksgiving and 
intercession for them. 

15. Presbytery voted that a service of retirement be held for the Reverend Reed at the meeting of 
Presbytery on October 24, 1995, at which time the Presbytery will celebrate her service to Christ 
and the Church and recognize this important milestone in her life and ministry. 

16. Presbytery empowered the Council appoint an ad hoc committee to study and make 
recommendations regarding the staffing pattern of Salem Presbytery in general, with particular 
attention given to the Hunger Action Enabler. The committee will report back through the 
Council to the meeting of Presbytery on July 28-29, 1995. 



EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 
Ron Bowie, Moderator 

Mr. Bowie presented an award to the Buffalo Church for having signed the commitment to Evangelism. It 
was noted that Buffalo is the 14th church in Salem Presbytery to sign the commitment 

BICENTENNIAL FUND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE 
John G. Truitt, Moderator 

The Bicentennial Fund is alive and supporting mission within Salem Presbytery and throughout the 
Presbyterian Church. 

We want you to know that as of March 1, 1995, 36 churches within Salem Presbytery have contributed: 

S213.933.30 

in support of special projects proposed by the General Assembly, the Synod, and 18 local projects approved 
by our Presbytery. 

S78.570.77 

of the $213,933.30 contributed has been designated by the donors for 13 of the 18 projects within Salem. 

S3 1.995.05 

has been disbursed to 5 of the 13 projects. Another S 103 10.00 has been approved by the Accountability 
Committee for disbursement when the way is clear. 



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The Accountability Committee meets in March, June, September, and December on the 2nd Tuesday at 10:00 
a.m. in the offices of Salem Presbytery. 

As a Commissioner to the Presbytery meeting on April 25, 1995, do you know if your church is one of the 36 
that have sent funds in support of the Bicentennial Fund? If you don't know what your church has done or 
plans to do in celebration of the 200 years of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, please ask your 
pastor or clerk of Session as soon as you return home. Thank you. 

The Bicentennial Fund Accountability Committee 

Lois Brake Lois Price 

Rob Evans John Train (Moderator) 

Lyne Gamble Norm Whitney 

Ivan Lowery (2/11/93-3/14/95) Willie Garvin (Staff Advisor) 



BICENTENNIAL FUND FOLLOW-UP COMMITTEE 
George Carpenter, Moderator 



George Carpenter reported for the Committee. 

LUNCH 



Presbytery was adjourned for lunch at 1230 p.m. The Reverend Carlton Eversley led the prayer of 
thanksgiving. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Moderator reconvened Presbytery at 1:34 and The Reverend George Carpenter led the prayers of 
intercession and the dedication of the 2e-A-Meal/Pennies Offering. 

GOALS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
Norman Whitney, Moderator 

Norman Whitney reported on the progress of the Committee. 



PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY COMMITTEE 
Maggi Henderson/Russ Ritchel, Co-Moderators 



ACTION: 

17. Upon recommendation of the Committee On Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery enrolled the 
following individual as a Candidate for Ministry, under the Provisions set forth in G-14.0305d: 

Debbie Layman Starmount Presbyterian Church 



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The following action on behalf of Presbytery was admitted to record: 



The following individuals were enrolled as Inquirers: 



Robyn Byrd Garrison 
Raymond Mims, Jr. 



Starmount Presbyterian Church 
Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church 



EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
David Kivett, Moderator 



Presbytery proceeded with the examination of Philip Arthur Beck, William John MacDonald, and Mary 
Cameron McNeaL Each has been examined and approved by the Examinations Committee of Salem 
Presbytery. 



18. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Mary Cameron McNeal in 
accordance with Book of Order G-11.0402. 

a. The Reverend Mary Cameron McNeal was received into Salem Presbytery from Presbytery 
of the Peaks so that she may accept the call of Faith Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, 
effective April 15, 1995. 

b. Her credo which follows was approved: 

I believe in and belong to the one triune God who has been revealed in the birth, life, 
death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth who was the fully human and fully divine son 
of God. It is in the event of the reconciling work of Jesus that I am aware of God's 
overwhelming grace and love. This work is a mystery centering around the cross of Jesus on 
which He became victim to the actions of sinful humanity resulting in His death. This 
gracious act was not deserved and was done solely out of the will and freedom of God's love. 
It is in the resurrection that the power of God's love over human sin and estrangement was 
made evident In choosing to accept eternal life from the risen Christ, I am comforted that 
death cannot separate us and that I need not fear divine judgment 

The Bible serves as the authoritative witness to the work and revelation of God. God 
speaks to us through this written word when it is read and preached in the manner which 
allows for illumination by the Holy Spirit It is through this illumination that the Scripture, 
including Old and New Testament, become the spoken word of God bearing testimony to 
God's work in the history of the chosen people of God in the Old Testament, in Jesus of 
Nazareth, and in every present time and place of the risen Christ 

The risen Christ is with us through the work of the Holy Spirit and calls us into 
community to gather into a corporate life of faith and worship of God. We are also called 
to go into the world to witness to God's grace and work for peace and justice in the hope 
and assurance that God's purpose will be accomplished according to the divine plan. It is 
in a life of repentance, obedience and faith that we work anticipating the final triumph of 
Christ's return. 



RECEPTION OF MARY CAMERON MCNEAL 



ACTION: 



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The church has been given gifts by which to accomplish its ministry and service to 
humanity. These gifts are used in our journey as means of guidance, renewal and witness to 
God's love in today's world. The message of reconciliation is given through attentive reading 
of scripture and preaching and teaching of the Word in dependence upon the Holy Spirit for 
the illumination of God's Word in today's world. The gift of prayer is used for thanksgiving, 
confession, intercession and adoration of God. The sacrament of baptism with water is the 
renewal of God's covenant in which the person dies with Christ, receives God's grace, and 
enters into the new life with Christ. The second sacrament given to the church is that of the 
Lord's Supper. This is a celebration in which the church gathers to eat and drink of the 
bread and wine together remembering the benefits of Christ's death and resurrection. These 
two sacraments are spiritual symbols in which the community is able to participate in the 
Word made visible through faith. All these gifts are given to the church universal as a means 
by which the faithful can work in the assurance of their salvation in memory of that gracious 
salvation in Jesus Christ 

c Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral Relationship between Ms. McNeal and 
Faith Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, effective April 15, 1995; approved 
the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in her hands. The Committee on 
Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO provisions of the Book 
of Order (G-11.0501.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem Presbytery (July 1993) in 
offering this calL 

Salary $20,900.00 

Housing Allowance 6350.00 

Automobile Reimbursement 2,900.00 

Continuing Education and/or 750.00 
Book Reimbursement 

Board of Pensions 7,630.00 

Moving Expense Reimbursement Provided 

Vacation Four weeks 
Study Leave Two weeks 

c The following Commission was approved to install her as Pastor of the Faith Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, on April 30, 1995 at 3:00 p.m. at the church. 

NAME RESPONSIBILITY MINISTER/ELDER 

Z. Holler Preside & Propound the Minister 

Constitutional Questions 

George Goodman (Guest) Preach the Sermon Minister 

Jean Rodenbough Charge the Congregation Minister 

Barbara Clawson Charge the Minister Elder 

Jack Cornett Lead in Worship Elder 

John Barney Question the Congregation Elder 

Sandra Pate Lead in Worship Elder 

e. Ms. McNeal was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Presbytery. 



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RECEPTION OF WILLIAM JOHN MACDONALD 



ACTION: 

19. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of William John MacDonald in 
accordance with Book of Order G-l 1.0402. 

a. The Reverend William John MacDonald was received into Salem Presbytery from the 
Evangelical Presbyterian Church so that he may accept the call as Associate Pastor of First 
Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, effective May 1, 1995. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

I believe in one true eternal God, who is revealed through the Scriptures in a Triune 
nature: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the Creator and Sovereign Ruler of the 
Universe, whose nature is one of righteousness and love toward the creation. In God alone 
are we called to worship and place our full trust 

We were created by God, as male and female, to reflect God's own image and goodness. 
However, we alienated ourselves from God by choosing to go our own way. God, displaying 
infinite love and mercy, reached out to fallen humanity through Jesus Christ, the Incarnate 
Son, to restore us to a right relationship. 

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, who was sent by God to reconcile 
sinful humanity to their Creator. Jesus, being fully God, and fully man, was born of the 
Virgin Mary. He suffered, was crucified and buried; and was raised from the dead on the 
third day. By His resurrection, Jesus overcame death and Satan, making it possible for all 
humankind to be reconciled to God through faith in Christ. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, who dwells in the hearts of 
those who profess faith in Jesus Christ God is present with believers here on earth through 
the Holy Spirit The Spirit empowers, comforts, convicts, encourages, and enlightens me on 
my faith journey. The Holy Spirit gives gifts to the Church to build up and edify the Body 
of Christ so that we may mature into the full stature of Christ 

I believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a living witness to God's presence, truth, 
and action throughout history. The Bible is the Church's final authority in matters pertaining 
to faith and its practice. The Scriptures guide the Church in a deeper understanding of who 
God is, and how the Holy One desires us to live. 

I belong to the holy catholic Church, a corporate fellowship of saints who are saved by 
grace through faith in Jesus Christ Our first priority is to love and worship God will all our 
heart, soul, mind, and strength. Our second priority is to love the world by proclaiming the 
Gospel, calling people to reconciliation with God, administering the Sacraments, and 
promoting justice, peace and healing where inequity, strife, and brokenness abound. 

The sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper are living testimonies of God's 
covenant of grace. Baptism signifies repentance, forgiveness of sins, inclusion into the 
community of faith, and reception of the Holy Spirit The Lord's Supper empowers us to live 
holy lives, draws us into deeper intimacy with God, and strengthens our spirits for our earthly 
journey with God. 



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c Presbytery approved the establishment of an Associate Pastor relationship between Mr. 
MacDonald and First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, effective May 
1, 1995; approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the call was placed in his hands. The 
Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provisions of the Book or Order (G-11.0502g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call. 



Salary 


$27,213.00 


Housing Allowance 


18,000.00 


Automobile Reimbursement 


2,900.00 


Continuing Education 


1,000.00 


and/or Book Reimbursement 




Board of Pensions 


12,660.00 


Moving Expense Reimbursement 


4,500.00 


Vacation 


Four weeks 


Study Leave 


Two weeks 



d. The following Commission was approved to install him as Associate Pastor of First 
Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on June 21, 1995, at 7:00 p.m. at the 
church. 

NAME RESPONSIBILITY MINISTER/ELDER 



Gordon Jenkins 

Dean Wolf (Guest) 
Maggi Henderson 
Russ Ritchel 
Rudolph Boone 
Luella Graves 



Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 



Elder 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 



e. Mr. MacDonald was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled 
in Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF PHILIP ARTHUR BECK 



ACTION: 



20. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Philip Arthur Beck in accordance 
with Book of Order G- 11.0402. 

a. The Reverend Philip Arthur Beck was received into Salem Presbytery from the Presbytery 
of Philadelphia so that he may accept the call of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in 
Greensboro, effective June 1, 1995. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

I believe in the living God, creator of the heavens, the earth, and all life upon the earth, 
whose power, wisdom, strength, love and justice stretches from everlasting to everlasting 
beyond human understanding and praise. 



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I believe that humankind has been created in the image of the living God and that 
humanity was created to live in a loving, covenant relationship with God. Unfortunately, we 
have fallen short in the relationship, embracing sin rather than the loving relationship God 
intended us to be in. Through the rejection of this relationship we become fearful, non- 
trusting, hateful, and judgmental individuals whose sole purpose is the self. Despite all our 
sins, individual and communal, God loves us unconditionally. 

I believe that this love, known as grace, is revealed in the many blessings God rains upon 
us each and every day. God's grace not only makes us aware of our sin, but we are also 
redeemed from sin, even death, by the grace of God. 

I believe in the Trinity, God in three persons, commonly and traditionally known as 
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit although no words can adequately describe God's full nature. 

I believe in the God of hope, called Yahweh by the Israelites and Abba by Jesus Christ, 
who revealed and continues to bring triumph out of tragedy, hope from despair, and gives 
us life from the abyss of death. 

I believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, present at creation, fully human yet fully divine, 
who proclaimed the word and reign of God. Jesus Christ taught us by example to bring good 
news to the poor, heal the sick, associate with the outcasts, and calls on all humanity to 
repent and believe. 

I believe that Jesus Christ in the ultimate act of love, was crucified, suffered and gave His 
life for our sins and the sins of the world. On the third day, as prophesied in scripture, 
Christ rose from the dead, breaking the bondage of death and giving us the gift of life 
eternal. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the messenger of God, and the promised companion of 
humanity by Jesus Christ, who is God with us and is the giver of our spiritual gifts. 

I believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God as it chronicles and gives witness to 
God's covenant relationship with the people of God. It reveals God's continuing grace, and 
the redeeming act of Christ for people of all generations. 

I believe that the church is the body of Christ, called to work together as one, with the 
Holy Spirit as a guide. This one church is called to be a witness in every age, proclaiming 
the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. 

I believe the sacraments to be special signs and symbols of God's ever present grace. 
Through baptism we are claimed by God even before we are aware or capable of response. 
The sacrament of the Lord's Supper reminds us of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus 
Christ and the feast that is to come. 

Amen. 

Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral Relationship between Mr. Beck and the 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, effective June 1, 1995; approved 
the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. The Committee on 
Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO provisions of the Book 
of Order (G-11.0501.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem Presbytery (July 1993) in 
offering this call. 



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jauuy 


$20 453 50 


Manse Allowance 


335000 


T Ttilitfes Allowance* 


Provided 


Antnmnhilp Rpimhnr^^mpnt 


2 900 00 


Continuing Education and/or 


750.00 


Book Reimbursement 






X 1UV1UCU 


Moving Expense Reimbursement 


Provided 


Vacation 


Four weeks 


Study Leave 


Two weeks 



The following Commission was approved to install him as Pastor of the Memorial 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, on June 11, 1995, at 3:00 p.m. at the 
church. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Ann Jahnes 
Mary Ann Pardue 

Nathan Byrd 
Jim Miller 
Jim Miller 
Ann Jahnes 
Margaret McKnight 



Preside 

Propound the Constitutional 

Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Scripture 



Minister 
Elder 

Minister 
Minister 
Minister 
Minister 
Elder 



Mr. Beck was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Presbytery. 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
Ann Jahnes/Jim Rissmiller, Co-Moderators 



A Committee Actions Reported for the Information of Presbytery 
MINISTERS MOVING WITHIN SALEM PRESBYTERY 

L Concurred with the Session of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Greensboro, North Carolina, in 
the employment of The Reverend Jean Rodenbough as part-time Staff Consultant for Outreach and 
Education. 

2. Concurred with the Session of Crestwood Presbyterian Church, High Point, North Carolina, in the 
employment of The Reverend Jann Briscoe as Interim Pastor for a period of six months, effective April 
1, 1995. 

3. Concurred with the Session of First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in the 
employment of The Reverend Max E. Deal as Temporary Support for a one-year period from April 1, 
1995, through March 31, 1995. 



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B. Actions On Behalf of Presbytery to be Admitted to Record 



DISSOLUTION OF RELATIONSHIPS 

1. Dissolved the relationship between The Reverend Carl Dumford and the Taylorsville Presbyterian Church, 
Taylorsville, North Carolina, effective April 30, 1995; and dismissed The Reverend Carl Dumford to the 
Presbytery of Charlotte, pending its request, so that he might accept a call to work in that presbytery. 

2. Dissolved the relationship between The Reverend Frank Allen and the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, North Carolina, effective May 31, 1995, and dismissed The Reverend Frank Allen to the 
Presbytery of Central Florida, pending its request, so that he might accept a call to work in that 
presbytery. 

3. Dissolved the relationship between The Reverend Lucius Gray and the Alamance Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, North Carolina, effective June 30, 1995, so that he might be retired. 

4. Dissolved the relationship between The Reverend Catherine Reed and Salem Presbytery, effective October 
31, 1995, so that she might be retired. 

5. Dissolved the relationship between The Reverend Worth N. Watts and the Glenwood Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, effective June 30, 1995, so that he might be retired. 

6. Dissolved the relationship between The Reverend Warren C. Brannon and the Shiloh Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, North Carolina, effective August 31, 1995, so that he might be retired. 

PERMISSION TO LABOR INSIDE THE BOUNDS OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 

1. Granted permission for The Reverend George Wright of the Pittsburgh Presbytery to labor inside the 
bounds of Salem Presbytery for a period of one year, effective March 16, 1995, so that he might serve as 
a pulpit supply. 

2. Granted permission for The Reverend Ernest L. Stoffel of Charlotte Presbytery to labor inside the bounds 
of Salem Presbytery to serve as a pulpit supply for a period of one year, effective March 16, 1995. 

C Recommendations for the Action of Presbytery that Require Discussion and Attention 
PERMISSION TO LABOR OUTSIDE THE BOUNDS OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 



ACTION: 

21. Presbytery granted permission for The Reverend H Reid Montgomery to labor outside the 
bounds of Salem Presbytery in a validated ministry to teach on the faculty of UNC-Charlotte. 



HONORABLE RETIREMENT 



ACTIONS: 

22. Presbytery concurred with the request of The Reverend Lucius Gray to be retired, effective June 
30, 1995, and will hold a ceremony for Honorable Retirement for him at the July Presbytery 
meeting. 

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23. Presbytery concurred with the request of The Reverend Catherine Reed to be retired, effective 
October 31, 1995, and will hold a ceremony for Honorable Retirement for her at the October 
Presbytery meeting. 

24. Presbytery concurred with the request of The Reverend George Carpenter to be retired, effective 
May 15, 1995, and will hold a ceremony for Honorable Retirement for him at the July Presbytery 
meeting. 

25. Presbytery concurred with the request of The Reverend Worth N. Watts to be retired, effective 
June 30, 1995, and to hold a ceremony for Honorable Retirement for him at the July Presbytery 
meeting. 

26. Presbytery concurred with the request of The Reverend Warren C. Brannon to be retired, 
effective August 31, 1995, and to hold a ceremony for Honorable Retirement for him at the 
October Presbytery meeting. 



DISSOLUTION OF STATED SUPPLY RELATIONSHIP 



ACTION: 

27. Presbytery dissolved the stated supply relationship between The Reverend Ares Davidian and the 
Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Ruffin, North Carolina, due to illness, effective April 25, 1995. 



D. Recommendations for the Action of Presbytery To Be Listed in the Omnibus Motion 



OMNIBUS MOTIONS 



ACTIONS: 

28. Lloyd Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was granted a waiver for the 
rotation of officers (G- 14.02021(3), for a period of one year, effective March 16, 1995. 

29. Presbytery appointed The Reverend Earl Woodall Moderator of Session for Bethesda 
Presbyterian Church, Statesville, North Carolina. 

30. Presbytery appointed The Reverend Jann Briscoe Moderator of Session for Crestwood 
Presbyterian Church, High Point, North Carolina. 

31. The attached Changes in Terms of Call (Appendix D, pp. 159-163) were approved 



BILLS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE 

Charles Williams reported for the Bills and Overtures Committee regarding an Overture submitted by the 
Grace Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 



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ACTION: 

32. Presbytery adopted the following Overture and directed the Stated Clerk to send it to the 
General Assembly: 

Whereas, the Presbyterian Church (USA.) has a commitment to including the rich diversity of 
all God's people; and, 

Whereas, the 185th General Assembly (1973) of the Presbyterian Church (U.SA.) adopted an 
Affirmative Action Policy, and, 

Whereas, this Affirmative Action Policy was reaffirmed by the Presbyterian Church (U.SA.) 
198th General Assembly (1986) of the Presbyterian Church (USA.); and, 

Whereas, the 204th General Assembly (1992) restated the church's Affirmative Action Policy, 
including a definition with language in the Book of Order, and, 

Whereas, Affirmative Action is now under a severe challenge as a means of achieving Equal 
Employment Opportunity, and undoing historical effects of discrimination against racial ethnic 
minorities and women; and, 

Whereas, the Presbyterian Church (U.SA.) has made progress in its efforts to be inclusive, 
therefore, be it 

Resolved that, the 207th (1995) General Assembly: 

1. Reaffirms its commitment to Affirmative Action as a means of achieving Equal Employment 
Opportunity, and to undoing historical and institutional effects of discrimination against 
racial ethnic minorities and women; 

2. Calls upon Presbyterians to be advocates for Affirmative Action and Equal Employment 
Opportunity, 

3. Urges legislators to support Affirmative Action policies; 

4. Instructs the Stated Clerk to transmit this resolution to the President of the United States, 
and to other governing bodies and individuals that may be called upon to advocate 
Affirmative Action as a means of achieving Equal Employment Opportunity. 



REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 
SALEM PRESBYTERY ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORT - Year ending December 31. 1994 
143 churches reported statistical information for the year ending December 31, 1994. 
The following churches made no report : 

* Danbury Community Mocksville Second * Oak View 

* Ebenezer * Mt Airy First Peak Creek 



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* Hope View 
Immanuel 



Ml Vemon 
Oakland 



Pine Hall 
* Red House 



'No report for 1993 and 1994 



MEMBERSHIP 
Active Members 

Gains 



36,733 



Profession of Faith 




17 & Under 


441 


17 & Over 


510 


Certificate 


973 


Other 


92 


Total Gains 


Z016 



Baptisms 
Infant 
Adult 



378 
148 



FINANCES 
Receipts 

Contributions $20,174374 

Capital & Building Funds 2^573,870 

Investments Income 1,037,403 

Bequests 347320 

Other Income 1,529,258 

Subsidy 135,933 

Bicentennial 94,257 
Total Receipts 

Expenditures 

Local Program $ 7,851,754 

Local Mission 1358,459 

Capital Expenditures 2,989,870 

Investments 393388 

Validated Mission 2,004,126 

Theological Education 46,110 

Other Mission 536,508 

Bicentennial Disb. 130,772 
Total expenditures 



Losses 

Certificate 689 

Death 483 

Other 1,442 

Total Losses 2.614 

Net Losses 



598 



These figures present the total 
receipts and expenditures of the 
143 (of 155) congregations who 
reported to Salem Presbytery 
for 1994. 



$25.892.415 



$15.310.987 



ACTION: 

33. Presbytery instructed the Stated Clerk to contact each of the churches not reporting in 1994 to 
make arrangements for the completion of this report. 



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Notice of Incorporation 



Forest Hills Presbyterian Church January 1, 1995 

High Point, NC 



ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 

There being no further business, the Twenty-Sixth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was adjourned with 
prayer by Moderator Margaret Marks at 2:20 p.m. The next Stated Meeting will be held on Friday and 
Saturday, July 28-29, 1995, at the St Paul Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Attested: 

John M Handley 
Stated Clerk 




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APPENDIX A 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
TWENTY-SIXTH STATED MEETING 
ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 



DOCKET 
April 25, 1995 

'Denotes Order of the Day 

8:00 a.m. Registration 

8:30 Evangelism Committee "GIG" (Good Ideas for Growth) 

8:45 Hymn Sing 

•9:00 CALL TO ORDER/OPENING PRAYER 



Guy Hunt 
Moderator Margaret Marks 



WORSHIP & COMMUNION 

Preacher: The Reverend Barbara Dua 

The colorful pulpit scarf and stole are gifts of 
our partners from Kwahu Presbytery of the 
Presbyterian Church of Ghana. The lettering 
reads, "God Is Love" and "That They All May Be One 9 . 

ORGANIZATION OF PRESBYTERY 
Quorum 

Docket and Omnibus Motion 
Welcome 

Moderator's welcome to any corresponding 

members present and elders attending 

Presbytery for the first time 
Greeting from Ecumenical Visitor 

The Reverend Mike Aiken, Pastor, United Church of Christ, 

Executive Director of the Greensboro Urban Ministry 



THEME PRESENTATION: CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIVISION 
COUNCIL 

GRANDFATHER HOME FOR CHILDREN 

PEACEMAKING COMMITTEE 

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 
Korean First and Oak Ridge 

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 

Reviews: Willie Garvin/Mike Warren 



Moderator Margaret Marks 



Ed Powers 
Murray White 
Rainey Ratchford 
Pat Stephens 
Marsha Hooks 

Ed Lewis 



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EVANGELISM COMMITTEE (Award presentation) 
BICENTENNIAL FUND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE 
BICENTENNIAL FUND FOLLOW-UP COMMITTEE 
The Reverend Carlton Eversley (concern for four-year old) 
•1230 pan. LUNCH 

•130 PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION/DEDICATION 

OF PENNDES/20 OFFERING 

GOALS AND EVALUATIONS COMMITTEE 

COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY 
Debbie Layman 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

The Reverend Philip Beck - Memorial Church 

The Reverend William J. MacDonald - Associate, Winston-Salem First 

The Reverend Mary C. McNeal - Faith Church 



Ron Bowie 
John Truitt 
George Carpenter 



Norman Whitney 
Frank Allen 

David fGvett 



•3:10 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
BILLS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE 
NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
STATED CLERK REPORT 
ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 



Ann Jahnes/Jim Rissmiller 

Sam McGregor 
John Handley 
Moderator Margaret Marks 



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APPENDIX B 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
COMMUNICATIONS 
STATED CLERK FILES 
April 25, 1995 



A Supporting information on minister changes: 

L From other presbyteries 

• Philip A Beck - called to Memorial Church as Pastor, from Presbytery of Philadelphia 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

- Certificate of Dismissal 

• Mary C. McNeal - called to Faith Church as Pastor, from Presbytery of the Peaks 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

- Certificate of Dismissal 

• William MacDonald - called to Winston-Salem First as Associate Pastor, from the Evangelical 
Presbyterian Church 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

Reference: Committee on Ministry 

B. Minutes of Ordination/Installation Commissions 
L Molly D. Morgan 
2. David H. Sutton 

Reference: Stated Clerk 

C Supporting Information for the Stated Clerk 

L Overture from Grace Presbyterian Church regarding Affirmative Action 

2. Articles of Incorporation from Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, effective January 1, 1995 

Reference: Stated Clerk 

D. Requests for Honorable Retirement 

1. Warren C. Brannon 

2. Lucius A Gray 

Reference: Committee on Ministry 

E. Letter from Susquehanna Valley Presbytery regarding Joan LaFollette serving inside the bounds of Salem 
Presbytery 

Reference: Stated Clerk 

F. Letter from Presbytery of Charlotte regarding Earl Woodall serving inside the bounds of Salem Presbytery 

Reference: Stated Clerk 

G. Letter from Synod of the Mid-Atlantic regarding 54,500 grant from GA for Hunger Action Enabler 

Reference: Council 



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H. Candidate Covenant Agreement 
1. Debbie Layman 

Reference: Preparation for Ministry and Stated Clerk 

L CPM Evaluation and Recommendation 

1. Robyn Byrd Garrison 

2. Raymond Mims 

Reference: Preparation for Ministry and Stated Clerk 



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APPENDIX C 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The Presbytery received and admitted to the record the following Minutes of Administrative Commissions 
appointed to ordain/install ministers. 

INSTALLATION OF MOLLY D. MORGAN 
AS PASTOR OF MADISON CHURCH, MADISON 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install Molly D. Morgan as Pastor of Madison Presbyterian 
Church, met at the Madison Presbytery Church on March 5, 1995, at 2:30 p.m. The meeting was called to 
order by Ann Jahnes. The prayer was offered by Ann Jahnes. The following members were present: Ministers 
Ann Jahnes, Stewart Ellis, Z. N. Holler, Phyllis Kort; Elders Lois Brake, John Dowdle, and Caroline Vanstory. 
Ann Jahnes was elected Moderator and Caroline Vanstory Clerk of the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 3:00 p.m. o'clock, the Moderator presiding. Z. N. Holler preached the sermon using as his text Ephesians 
4:1-16 and his topic, "The Holy Catholic Church". Ann Jahnes propounded the constitutional questions to 
the minister. John Dowdle propounded the constitutional questions to the congregation. Ann Jahnes offered 
the prayer of installation. Molly Morgan was declared duly installed as Pastor of Madison Presbyterian Church 
according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Stewart Ellis charged the Pastor, and 
Phyllis Kort charged the congregation. 

Molly Morgan, the newly installed Pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the service the Commission 
reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by Stewart Ellis. 

INSTALLATION OF DAVID H. SUTTON 
AS PASTOR OF GUILFORD PARK CHURCH, GREENSBORO 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install David H. Sutton as Pastor of Guilford Park 
Presbyterian Church, met at the Guilford Park Presbyterian Church on February 19, 1995, at 10:30 a.m. The 
meeting was called to order by Robert Herron. The prayer was offered by Robert Herron. The following 
members were present: Ministers Robert Herron, Stewart Ellis, Joanne Hull; Elders Robert Rush and 
Melanie Rodenbough. Melanie Rodenbough was elected Moderator of the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 11:00 a.m. o'clock, the Moderator presiding. Stewart Ellis preached the sermon entitled, "Glimpses of 
Grace". Robert Herron propounded the constitutional questions to the Pastor and the Congregation. Joanne 
Hull offered the prayer of installation. David H. Sutton was declared duly installed as Pastor of Guilford Park 
Presbyterian Church according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Robert Herron 
charged the Pastor. Melanie Rodenbough charged the congregation. 

David H. Sutton, the newly installed Pastor, pronounced the benediction. The meeting of the Commission 
was adjourned when the newly installed Pastor pronounced the benediction, the Moderator having been 
authorized to read and approve the minutes. 



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i 



APPENDIX D 





CHANGES IN TERMS OF CALLS 




NAME: 




CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Bullock 


Malcolm 


First - Assoc. 


Salisbury 


28909.00 


Salary 


10523.00 


Pension/Medical 


2875.00 


Social Security 




Continuing Ed. 


8673.00 


Housing Allow. 




Auto. Expense 




Fur. & UtiL Allow. 








Tax Des. 


4 weeks 


Vacation 


5400.00 


Professional Expense 


2 weeks 


Study Leave 


45857.00 


loiai v^ompensation 


jojoU.UU 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 




CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Cameron 


jsainryn 


rust - .rirst 


Greensboro 


28583.00 


Salary 


13339.00 


Pension/Medical 




Social Security 


1500.00 


Continuing Ed. 


19055.00 


Housing Allow. 


2000.00 


Auto Expense 




Fur. & UtiL Allow. 






Tax Des. 


4 weeks 


Vacation 






2 weeks 


Study Leave 


47638.00 


lotai v_-ompcnsauon 


044/ /.UU 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 




CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Dua 


Barbara 


First - Assoc. 


Greensboro 


29664.00 


Salary 


13843.00 


Pension/Medical 




Social Security 


1500.00 


Continuing. Ed. 


19776.00 


Housing Allow. 


2000.00 


Auto Expense 




Fur. & UtiL Allow. 






Tax Des. 


4 weeks 


Vacation 






2 weeks 


Study Leave 


49440.00 


lUUli V-AJliipcIibaLlUIl 


OO / OJ.UU 


Total Cost To Church 


XT A XiC. 




CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Fiedler 


Dusty 


Clemmons - 2/3 time 


Clemmons 


14 oU.UU 


Salary 


6818.00 


Pension/Medical 




Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


9620.00 


Housing Allow. 


1000.00 


Auto. Expense 




Fur. & UtiL Allow. 






Tax Des. 


4 weeks 


Vacation 






4 weeks 


Study Leave 


24350.00 


Total Compensation 


32918.00 


total Cost To Church 



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NAME: 




CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Fiedler 


Robert 


Clemmons - 2/3 time 


Clemmons 


14730.00 


Salary 


6818.00 


Pensions/Medical 




Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


9620.00 


T T— . — * _ All 

Housing All. 


1000.00 


Auto. Expense 




Fur. & UtiL Allow 








Tax Des. 


4 weeks 


Vacation 






2 weeks 


Study Leave 


24350.00 


Total Compensation 


32918.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 




CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Fisher 


Carol 


Hawnelds - Assoc 


Mebane 


9372.00 


Salary 


7495.00 


Pension/Medical 


1895.00 


Social Security 


850.00 


Continuing Ed. 


15500.00 


Housing Allow. 


3000.00 


Auto. Expense 




Fur. & UtiL Allow. 








Tax Des. 


4 weeks 


Vacation 






2 weeks 


Study Leave 


26767.00 


Total Compensation 


38112.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 




CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Henderson 


Robert 


Westminster 


Greensboro 


20300.00 


Salary 


11700.00 


Pension/Medical 


2700.00 


Social Security 


1600.00 


Continuing Ed. 


15000.00 


Housing Allow. 


2700.00 


Auto. Expense 




Fur. & UtiL Allow. 








Tax Des. 


4 weeks 


Vacation 


3780.00 


Medical 


2 weeks 


Study Leave 


41780.00 


Total Compensation 


57780.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 




CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Higgins 


Cynthia 


Westminster - Assoc - 1/2 time 


Greensboro 


7070.00 


Salary 


6310.00 


Pension/Medical 


1450.00 


Social Security 


1000.00 


Continuing Ed. 


12000.00 


Housing Allow. 


1160.00 


Auto. Expense 




Fur. & UtiL Allow. 








Tax Des. 


4 weeks 


Vacation 


2040.00 


Medical Reimbur. 


2 weeks 


Study Leave 


22560.00 


Total Compensation 


31030.00 


Total Cost To Church 



160 



NAME: 
Homer 


Fred 


CHURCH: 
First - Assoc 




LOCATION: 
Greensboro 


35381.00 
23587.00 

58968.00 


Salary 

Social Security 
Housing Allow. 
Fur. & UtiL Allow. 

TaxDes. 

Total Compensation 




16511.00 
1500.00 
2000.00 

4 weeks 
2 weeks 
78978.00 


Pension/Medial 
Continuing Ed. 
Auto. Expense 

Vacation 

Study Leave 

Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 
Kort 


Phyllis 


CHURCH: 
First - Assoc. 




LOCATION: 
Burlington 


21188.00 
2701.00 
14123.00 

38012.00 


Salary 

Social Security 
Housing Allow. 
Fur. & UtiL Allow. 

TaxDes. 

Total Compensation 




10643.00 
500.00 
2400.00 

4 weeks 
2 weeks 
51555.00 


Pension/Medical 
Continuing Ed. 
Auto. Expense 

Vacation 

Study Leave 

Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 
Layman 


James 


CHURCH: 
Starmount 




LOCATION: 
Greensboro 


33260.00 
23280.00 

56540.00 


Salary 

Social Security 
Housing Allow. 
Fur. & UtiL Allow. 

TaxDes. 

Total Compensation 




15775.00 
1000.00 
3120.00 

4 weeks 
2 weeks 
76435.00 


Pension/Medical 
Continuing Ed. 
Auto. Expense 

Vacation 

Study Leave 

Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 
Plexico 


A B. 


CHURCH: 
Hawfields 




LOCATION: 
Mebane 


28798.00 
2235.00 

MANSE 
31033.00 


Salary 

Social Security 
Housing Allow. 
Fur. & Util. Allow. 

Tax Des. 

Total Compensation 




14483.00 
772.00 
8755.00 

4 weeks 
2 weeks 
55043.00 


Pension/Medical 
Continuing Ed. 
Auto. Expense 

Vacation 

Study Leave 

Total Cost To Church 



161 



NAME: 
Poulos 


Michael 


CHURCH: 
First - Assoc. 




LOCATION: 
Greensboro 


18000.00 
12000.00 

30000.00 


Salary 

Social Security 
Housing Allow. 
Fur. & UtiL Allow. 

Tax Des. 

Total Compensation 




8400.00 
1500.00 
2000.00 

4 weeks 
2 weeks 
41900.00 


Pension/Medical 
Continuing Ed. 
Auto. Expense 

Vacation 

Study Leave 

Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 
Sebesan 


Dennis 


CHURCH: 
Jamestown 




LOCATION: 
Jamestown 


45240.00 
6922.00 

52162.00 


Salary 

Social Security 
Housing Allow. 
Fur. & UtiL Allow. 

Tax Des. 

Total Compensation 




12667.00 
1872.00 
2600.00 

4 weeks 
2 weeks 
69301.00 


Pension/Medical 
Continuing Ed. 
Auto. Expense 

Vacation 

Study Leave 

Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 
Shetler 


Jerold 


CHURCH: 
First 




LOCATION: 
Greensboro 


55480.00 
36987.00 

92,467.00 


Salary 

Social Security 
Housing Allow. 
Fur. & UtiL Allow. 

Tax Des. 

Total Compensation 




25891.00 
3000.00 
1500.00 

4 weeks 
2 weeks 
122858.00 


Pension/Medical 
Continuing Ed. 
Auto. Expense 

Vacation 

Study Leave 

Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 
Sosebee 


Billy 


CHURCH: 
Second 




LOCATION: 
Lexington 


25000.00 
2486.25 
7500.00 

34986.25 


Salary 

Social Security 
Housing Allow. 
Fur. & UtiL Allow. 

Tax Des. 

Total Compensation 




9796.15 

4000.00 

4 weeks 
2 weeks 
48782.40 


Pension/Medical 
Continuing Ed. 
Auto. Expense 

Vacation 

Study Leave 

Total Cost To Church 



162 



NAME: 

Thompson Erich 



CHURCH: 
Starmount - Assoc 



LOCATION: 
Greensboro 



22807.00 


Salary 




12513.00 


Pension/Medical 




Social Security 




1000.00 


Continuing Ed. 


21913.00 


Housing Allow. 




1500.00 


Auto. Expense 




Fur & UtiL Allow 










Tax Des. 




4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


4472000 


Total Comnensation 




59733.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME- 




CHURCH- 




LOCATION: 


To lax 


Robert- Jr 


First - Assoc. 




Asheboro 


17866.00 


Salary 




8812.00 


Pension/Medical 


2389.00 


Social Security 




1000.00 


Continuing Ed. 


11286.00 


Housing Allow. 




1252.00 


Auto. Expense 




Fur & UtiL Allow 










Tax Des. 




4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


31541 00 


Total Comnensation 




42605 00 

™^ W »/ « \J\J 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME- 




CHURCH- 




LOCATION- 


Ward 

T ¥ (UU 


Russell Jr 


pi ret 
x UOl 




Ashehoro 

ruiivuui \j 


29935.00 


Salary 




13335.00 


Pension/Medical 


3656.00 


Social Security 




1000.00 


Continuing Ed. 


14169.00 


Housing Allow. 




1444.00 


Auto. Expense 




Fur & UtiL Allow 










Tax Des. 




4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


47760.00 


Total Compensation 




63539.00 


Total Cost To Church 


NAME: 




CHURCH- 




LOCATION- 


Williams 


Charles 


First 




RurlinPton 


34167.00 


Salary 




17164.00 


Pension/Medical 


4356.00 


Social Security 




1500.00 


Continuing Ed. 


22778.00 


Housing Allow. 




4982.00 


Auto. Expense 




Fur. & UtiL Allow. 




175.00 


Other Insurance 




Tax Des. 




4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


61301.00 


Total Compensation 




85122.00 


Total Cost To Church 



163 



0! 



♦ 



INDEX 



Annual Statistical Report Summary, 1994 151 

Candidate for the Gospel Ministry 
Examination & Reception of 

Debbie Layman 142 

Committees, Reports of 

Bicentennial Fund Accountability Committee .' 141 

Bicentennial Fund Follow-Up Committee 142 

Church Development Committee 133 

Committee on Ministry 148 

Council 131 

Evangelism Committee 141 

Examinations Committee 143 

Goals & Evaluation Committee 142 

Nominating Committee 136 

Peacemaking Committee 133 

Personnel Committee 140 

Triennial Review 

Willie D. Garvin 140 

A. Michael Warren 140 

Preparation for Ministry Committee 142 

Committees, Standing 

Bills & Overtures Committee 130, 150 

Enrollment 126 

Ministers 

Changes In Terms of Calls 159 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Appointment of 

Philip Arthur Beck 148 

William John MacDonald 146 

Mary Cameron McNeal 144 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Minutes of 

Molly D. Morgan 158 

David R Sutton 158 

Dismissal of 

Frank J. Allen 149 

Carl W. Dumford 149 

Dissolution of Pastoral Relationships 

Frank J. Allen - Westminster (Burlington) 149 

Warren C. Brannon - Shiloh (Burlington) 149 

Carl W. Dumford - Taylorsville 149 

Lucius A Gray - Alamance 149 

Catherine J. Reed - Salem Presbytery 149 

Worth N. Watts - Glenwood 149 

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Reception of 

Philip Arthur Beck - Pastor, Memorial 146 

William John MacDonald - Associate Pastor, Winston-Salem First 145 

Mary Cameron McNeal - Pastor, Faith 143 

Retirement of 

Warren C. Brannon 150 

George C Carpenter 150 

Lucius A Gray 149 

Catherine J. Reed 150 

Worth N. Watts 150 

Omnibus Motion 130 

Stated Clerk's Report 151 



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volume vn 



NUMBER 3 



Minutes of 




PRESBYuERY 



TWENTY-SEVENTH STATED MEETING 
ST. PAUL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
July 28-29, 1995 



•II 



MINUTES OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 



TWENTY-SEVENTH STATED MEETING 
ST. PAUL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 

July 28-29, 1995 



OFFICERS 



Moderator 

Moderator-in-Nomination 
Stated Clerk 
Recording Clerk 



Margaret Marks 
N. N. Fleming, EI 
John M Handley 
Robert M Matthews 



PRESBYTERY'S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk John M Handley 
Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer Willie D. Garvin 

Associate Presbyter for Congregational Life Hewon Han 
Associate Presbyter for Care and 

Development of Leadership A. Michael Warren 

Hunger Action Enabler Catherine J. Reed 

Associate for Camp Ministries Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 

Associate for Camps and Conferences Paul Ransford 

Administrative Assistant Esther Preston 

Executive Secretary Phyllis Plyler 

Bookkeeper Sara Williams 

Receptionist/Secretary Judy Brock 

Secretary Brenda Nance 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 Lewisville-CIemmons Road 
Suite 308 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
Phone: (910) 766-3393 
FAX: (910) 766-7153 



(I 



TWENTY-SEVENTH STATED MEETING 

MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 
ST. PAUL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
July 28-29, 1995 



FRIDAY MORNING SESSION 



The Twenty-Seventh Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery, held on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, 1995, at 
the St. Paul Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, was called to order by Moderator Margaret 
Marks at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 28. The Presbytery then joined in a service of Morning Prayers and 
Communion led by the Reverend David Leininger. The opening prayer for worship served as the opening 
prayer for the meeting. Ms. Lou McAlister East, Candidate for Ordination, preached the sermon entitled, 
"Closing the Gap". The organist was E. William Allied, EL 



ENROLLMENT 



Commissioners 

Elders 132 

Ministers 109 

Corresponding Members 

Ministers 1 

Church Educators 3 



Administrative 

Non-Commissioners 

Visitors 



Total 



3 

57 
305 



The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-F 



Wyatt Aiken, Jr., J. Lawrence Ayers, Philip A. Beck, Jesse W. Bledsoe, Linda L. Blessing, Ronald L. Bowie, 
Warren C. Brannon, Janet B. Briscoe, Nathan L. Byrd, David M Cameron, Kathryn J. Cameron, George C. 
Carpenter, Carole F. Chase, M. Gray Clark, Robert E. Cleveland, Frederick A. H Coates, William J. Cowfer, 
Dale W. Davidson, M. Susan Dobyns, Christopher F. East, Stewart E. Ellis, Robert C. Evans, ILL, Jeffrey J. 
Falter, Dusty K. Fiedler, Carol C Fisher, Charles G. Fitzpatrick, Elijah B. Freeman, Robert O. Freeman. 



G-M 



Murf L. Gardiner, Robert J. Goforth, Lucius A. Gray, J. Randy Hall, Hewon Han, John M Handley, Holly 

D. Hayes, William C. Hayes, David C. Heil, James Henderson, David L. Henry, Cynthia R. Higgins, Robert 
M. Howard, Joanne R. Hull, Stephen A. Hundley, George Hunter, Ann B. Jahnes, Robert S. Jeffords, Sr., Kurt 
W. Johnston, William Jones, Henry J. Keating, J. David Kivett, William R. Knox, Phyllis M H Kort, William 
F. Lawrence, Jr., David E. Leininger, Robert M Lewis, S. Edwin Lewis, William J. MacDonald, Robert M 
Matthews, Stephen P. McCutchan, Charles T. McKee, Mary C McNeaL Judson J. Milam, John L. Milholland, 

E. Thomas Miller, K Moser Misenheimer, James A. Mitcham, Molly Dotson Morgan, Allen E. Morrison, 
Stephen A. Moss, Lisa M. Mullen. 

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N-Z 



J. Herbert Nelson, David C Partington, S. Curtis Patterson, Jamie Bibee Pharr, A. B. Plexico, Phillip J. 
Pogue, W. Clark Porter, HI, Catherine J. Reed, Marie P. Reed, Leland A- Richardson, Raymond W. 
Riddleberger, Paul N. Ridolfi, James M. Rissmiller, R. Page Shelton, Jerold D. Shetler, Jeffrey D. Smith, 
Stevan A. Snipes, Billy F. Sosebee, Laura M. Spangler, Joe L. Spears, William F. Stephens, HI, Samuel 
Stevenson, Patricia F. Stewart, Larry E. Summey, Al F. Thomas, Jr., Erich W. Thompson, John G. Truitt, W. 
Russell Ward, Jr., A. Michael Warren, Worth N. Watts, Kellie E. Weekley, Norman M Whitney, Sr., Daniel 
C Wilkers, Stephen H. Wilkins, William T. Wing, Paul D. Woodall, Jr., R. Scott Woodmansee, Richard S. 
Wurst, Jr., Christopher E. Zorn. 



The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

James H. Allen, L. Adlai Boyd, Malcolm M. Bullock, Charles R. Carter, Frank M Dew, James A. Dickens, 
Barbara E. Dua, Robert A Fiedler, James T. Frazier, Larry W. Freeman, Robert M Gant, Jr., Margret L. 
Henderson, Robert W. Henderson, Robert W. Herron, Fredrick R. Horner, Guy W. Hunt, Jr., Walter W. King, 
Thomas K. Lane, James E. Layman, Robert E. Lee, David T. Lee-Andrews, B. Paul Lindsey, Z. Bradford Long, 
Steve A. Martin, Sam E. McGregor, Jr., James F. Miller, George H. Murray, IV, Lisa T. Nelson, Jeannette 
G. Rodenbough, Donald G. Scofield, Jr., Dennis J. Sebesan, A. Carter Shelley, Paul R. Snell, David H. Sutton, 
Dan M Thornton, Robert G. Tolar, Jr., William C Weckerly, John A. Wilkerson, Jr., Charles Williams, J. 
Gordon Williams. 



The following Missionaries and Chaplains were excused: 
Sherron K. George. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Alonzo M. Alexander, Lawrence W. Avent, Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr., James H. Banbury, Dwight Lee Barker, 
Ernest M. Bradford, Edwin C B rammer, Jr., Charles L. Brown, William Brown, David H Burr, George S. 
Calhoun, Cecil C Callis, William H Chappell, L. B. Colquitt, Jr., Frank C Collier, Watt M. Cooper, Herbert 
H. Culler, Ares Davidian, Frank A. Davison, F. Marion Dick, C Wayne Dixon, John E. Eliason, Norris L. 
Fellows, Joseph W. Flora, Robert L. Forbis, Jr., William H. Foster, Jr., Milton M. Foust, Samuel R. Fudge, 
Harold E. Fuller, Jr., Joseph M Garrison, J. Stimson Hawkins, Dewitt F. Helm, Everett A. Hewlett, Z. N. 
Holler, John S. Johnson, Morton Kurtz, Julian Lake, Donald E. Lannon, William F. Long, Wilkes D. 
Macaulay, James M. McDaniel, Lacy V. McPherson, Allen C. McSween, William S. Metzel, Donald Mimbs, 
H. Reid Montgomery, William H Morrison, Joseph B. Mullen, Robert T. Osman, Darrell A. Parker, Joseph 
K. Parker, Jr., O. W. Perrell, George A Ploger, Donald G. Price, James L. Price, Jr., John A. Redhead, Jr., 
Gerald N. Reiff, William C. Rhodes, Jr., Paul S. Ryoo, Lester E. Sheppard, William R. Smith, UJ, Jamie D. 
Stimson, Harry S. Thomas, Robert L. Turner, William D. Varker, Stanley M. Voth, Harold F. Waldruff, Roy 
E. Watts, Robert S. Wells, John C Whitley, Frank C. Wilkinson, John A. Womeldorf, William J. Wrenn, Jr. 



The following Ministers were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Jonathan C. Barker, John C. Brearley, Robert A. Bryant, Robert E. Button, O. Leighton Culler, Kermit W. 
Dancy, Max E. Deal, William Riche DeLong, Carlton A. G. Eversley, Philip R. Gehman, Carter G. Gillespie, 
Scott C. Girard, Joel M Long, J. Roger Marrow, James M Mauldin, Gail Porter Nelson, Richard E. Osmer, 
Franklin L. Partridge, m, Steve Macon Pharr, Joseph L. Pickard, Michael J. Poulos, Russell H. Ritchel, Jr., 
Grant M. Sharp, Jerry M Smith, John B. Talmage, Glenn C Thomason, Rockwell P. Ward, Benjamin F. 
Williams, James K. Wilson, Jr. 



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The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their representatives: 
A-F 

Alamance Edna May, J. Frank McAdams, Roger H. Smith, Allen Temple Margaret Cowan, Virginia Mott, 
Asbury Tom Sheppard, Asheboro First Ruth Allen, Jan Monroe, Baird's Creek Jinx Miller, Bethany ( Graham) 
Floyd E. Guthrie, Bethany (Statesville) Edgar Ingram (Friday), Ronny Bass (Saturday), Bethel Paul Boone, 
Jimmie Flippin, Bethesda (Statesville) Phillip McCoy, Beulah Debbie L. Coles, Elizabeth R. Scott, Bixbv 
Carter Robertson, Boone First Ralph Nilles, Buffalo Lucy Ayers, Burlington First Tom B. Collins (Friday), 
Ronald A Pruitt (Friday), May T White (Saturday), Rebecca Whitenack (Saturday), Church of the Covenant 
Amanda Burns, Church of the Cross Marion S. Clark, Clemmons Gayle Priester, Clio Adrian Dobson, 
Community in Christ Marsha Hooks, Cooleemee Kevin Dodd, Covenant Mary Young, Cross Roads Sarah W. 
Cobb, Ruth S. Walker, Dellabrook Annie McRae, Frederick N. Terry, Dogwood Acres Frances Fitzpatrick, 
Elkin Ralph O. Lanier, Fairmont Ray Fritts, Frances Hedrick, Faith Virginia Cornet, Fellowship Nancy 
Gibble, Fifth Creek Albert Gurley, Rat Rock Mike Marshall, Forest Hills Cathy C. Bencini, Forest Park Patty 
Witherington, Francisco Octavia Edwards, Franklin G. S. Thomason. 

G-M 

Glendale Springs Leslya Phipps, Grace Eglon B. Bailey, Greensboro First Erwin Fuller, Flora Price, Janie 
Thomas, Richard Wharton, Darlene Young, Guilford Park Bob Kollar, Hawfields Carolyn Long, Joanne 
McAdams, High Point First Carl Bailey, Ray Bretzmann, Fred Teague, Murray White, Jr., Highland Elaine 
Handley, Caroline A Wright, Hills Don Martinat, Hope View C J. Gant, John Calvin Joyce Caddell, Laurel 
Fork Don Tucker, Lexington First Cliff M Leonard, Bill ZelL Lexington Second Bettie Jane Mauney, Curtis 
Morrow, Madison Pat Hayes, Mebane Ivan Tyre, Sharon White (Friday), Brooks Gardner (Saturday), 
Memorial Glenn Campbell, Mocksville First Glenna Lagle, Glenn Scott, Mooresville First Christine M. 
Davidson, Miriam W. McNeely, Mt. Jefferson Orleta M Demuth, Ml Tabor Constance Purcell, Ml Vernon 
Rachel S. Hunter. 

N-Z 

New Creation Barbara Clawson, North Wilkesboro Charles D. Klein (Friday), Perry S. Snipes (Friday), Doug 
Strader (Saturday), Jim Trice (Saturday), Oak Ridge Shirley K Bear (Friday), Floyd Jackson (Saturday), Old 
Town Linda Saleeby, Parkway Hervey Martin, Piedmont George Florence, Pilot Mountain First Jack Palmer, 
Pittsboro Edith Wasko, Prospect Jeff L. Meadows, Reid Memorial Mary H. Carr, Aurilia Young, Reidsville 
First Anne Scott, Salisbury First Larry G. Ford, Bob Ingram, Jean Jordan, Sandy Ridge Terry Harris, 
Shallowford Charles Lawrence, Shiloh (Burlington) Ralph Thomas, Siler City Edna E. Becker, Smyrna Polly 
Blankenbaker, Speedwell Nori Torbert, Spencer Jonnette J. Powell, Springwood Mike Griggs, SL Andrews 
Billy Speaks, St. James Louise F. Cummings, Luella J. Graves, Rosa Yourse, St. Paul (Greensboro) Louise 
Coble, SL Paul (High Point) Charles Phifer, Sandra P. Tillman, Starmount Martha Lou Anderson, Eloise R. 
Lewis, Robert B. Lloyd, Jr., Stonv Creek Ray Apple, Third Creek Joyce Brown, Thomasville First Buck 
McColl, Thvatira Frank Fuller, Jr., Trinity (Elon College). Barbara H. Janell, Trinity (Salisbury) Ruth Russell, 
Myrtle B. Stevenson, Trinity (Winston-Salem) Thomas Hudspeth, Unity Donnie Whites ides, Vandalia Ann 
Brown, Wentworth Doc Sherron, Westminster (Burlington) George L. Turner (Friday), William Draver 
(Saturday), Westminster (Greensboro) Carolyn Plumb, William Wardlaw, Winston-Salem First Ed Carter, Don 
Castleman, Graham Lynch, Yancewille Bertha Cobb. 



The following Churches were excused from having representatives at this meeting of Presbytery: 

Cleveland, Collinstown, Crestwood, Gulf, Jamestown, Kernersville First, Logan, Love Valley, Ml Vernon 
Springs, New Salem, Old Providence, Pleasant Grove, Salisbury Second, Sparta, Yadkinville. 



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The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Bethesda (Ruffin), Boonville First, Calvary, Cameron, Centre, Concord, Danbury Community, Ebenezer, Eden 
First, Edward Webb, El Bethel, Elmwood, Fieldstone, Freedom, Glenwood, Graham, Greenwood, Griers, 
Immanuel, Joyce, Korean First, Lansing, Little Joe's, Lloyd, Milton, Mocksville Second, Ml Airy, First, 
Oakland, Oakview, Peak Creek, Pine Hall, Pine Ridge, Randolph, Red House, Riverview, Rumple Memorial, 
Sedgefield, Shady Side, Shiloh (Statesville), Southminster, Statesville First, Stoneville, Tabor, Taylorsville, 
Whispering Pines, Yadkin United. 



The following Church Educators were enrolled: 
Edye Williamson, Heather Ferguson, Rebecca McKee. 



The following Corresponding Members were present: 

Merrill Cook (GAC Staff), Whitewater Valley Presbytery; H. Earl Woodall, Charlotte Presbytery. 



The following Administrative Staff were present 
Willie D. Garvin, Phyllis L. Plyler, Esther K. Preston. 



The following Visitors were registered: 

Danny Anderson, Helen H. Anderson, Christine H. Bedman, Lois S. Brake, Elaine Buie, G W. Cameron, 
Marian Cameron, Virginia A Cowfer, Cleo Dick, Martha Dobson, Lou McAlister East, Becky Falter, Ezra 
G Gilliam, Marion D. Gilliam, Dellene Gudger, Laura Guinn, Thelma M Hines, Donald Howie, Frances M 
Howie, Catrelia S. Hunter, Ruth M Jenkins, Alyce M Kelly, Cynthia Kirkman, Gayl Knox, Gerry Knox, Wes 
Kort, Christie Leininger, Ruth Lenger, Ruby Long, Valena Manley, Margaret S. Marks, Anne McKee, Doris 
McKnight, Margaret T. McKnight, Elizabeth McPherson, Bert Meyboom, James Miles, Jane Miller, Yvonne 
R Miller, Bea Parker, Phyllis Potter, Julia Ruth Richmond, Thomas L. Russell, Ann Saunders, Dot 
Schoolfield, Otis B. Scott, Charles Sheridan, Ruby Sheridan, Skip Stansell, Pat Stephens, Myrtle Stevenson, 
Emily Strader, Fred Tatum, Vada Tatum, Ines Webster, Alura Wheeler, Bobby Whitesides. 



QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum was present for conducting the business of the Presbytery. 



DOCKET 

The Docket was presented by Murray White, Moderator of Council. 



ACTION: 

1. Presbytery approved the Docket as amended. (See Appendix A, pp. 193-195.) 



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OMNIBUS MOTION 



Murray White, Moderator of Council, presented the Omnibus Motion. Following the removal of item # 2 
from the Committee on Ministry Report, the Omnibus Motion was approved in a single vote. The 
recommendations so approved appear in the reports of the persons or committees making them and are 
identified by OM designation in the left margin. 

WELCOME 

The Governing Body was welcomed by the Reverend David Leininger, pastor of the St. Paul Church. 
Information regarding the facilities and arrangements for the meeting were presented. 

INTRODUCTIONS 

Elders attending Presbytery for the first time and other guests were introduced and welcomed. The following 
ministers from other presbyteries were welcomed and seated as Corresponding Members: 

Merrill Cook, White Water Valley Presbytery 

ECUMENICAL VISITOR 

The Reverend David Leininger introduced the Reverend Darrell Kroeze, Pastor of the Glenwood Friends 
Meeting, who briefly addressed the Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the Presbytery and recommended 
referrals as appropriate. (Summary of Communications, Appendix B, pp. 196-197.) 



ACTION: 

2. Upon motion, Presbytery accepted the report as information. 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS COMMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The Minutes of Commissions to ordain and/or install pastors were admitted to record. (Appendix C, pp. 198- 
199.) 

PRESBYNET INTRODUCTION 

David Leininger introduced Merrill Cook who spoke briefly regarding PRESBYNET and announced classes 
being held during the day. 



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PRESBYTERY COUNCIL REPORT 
Murray White, Moderator 

Your Council has met twice since the last Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery. 
ACTIONS REPORTED BY COUNCIL : 

1. As Trustees of Salem Presbytery, Council approved: 

A. The purchase of the 418 Pine Street property by Mocksville Second. 

B. The request of the New Creation Community Church to sell a piece of property to Habitat for 
Humanity for $12,000 and to donate another lot to Habitat for Humanity. 

C. The sale of the mobile home at Oak Ridge Church for $6,500 with the proceeds to go to the 
Building Fund at Oak Ridge. 

D. Dogwood Acres Church incurring a debt to a commercial lending institution of up to $25,000 in 
order to fund a building and renovation program. 

2. Council approved the following committee requests: 

A. Preparation for Ministry Committee to serve Communion at their Annual Consultation June 5. 

B. Peacemaking Committee to hold a Presbytery-wide event June 24 at the Church of the Cross. 

C Worldwide Ministries Committee to publicize the need of funds for Mr. Bote-Tshiek and the Godo 
Shepherd Hospital and to sanction the mission trips to both Mexico and Taiwan. 

D. Social Justice Committee to introduce the process of the study of the Church and homosexuality 
to the June Council meeting and to the July Presbytery meeting in response to a request from 
General Assembly to presbyteries to provide a vehicle by which its congregations may study this 
issue. 

E. Hunger Committee to have an event for the Hunger Contact people and other interested persons 
in the local congregations to answer questions relative to Presbytery's Hunger Program and to share 
suggestions for their own work: August 6, August 20, and September 10 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. 

F. Personnel Committee to grant the Presbytery Staff an "Enrichment Day" on August 10 at which time 
the office would be closed. 

3. Council approved the minutes of the April 25 meeting of Salem Presbytery. 

4. Council, responding to a request from the Synod Finance Committee for presbyteries to study and 
respond to a plan for "Revenue Neutral Transfer of Mission Funds", appointed a Task Force from 
Council and Budget and Finance Committee to review this plan and make recommendations to Council 
in September. 

5. Council is appointing a Task Force to look at the possibility of having all Presbytery churches 
worshipping together on a Sunday, perhaps including week-end events, a Celebration of Diversity, and 
a "Theology Day". 



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Council appointed a Task Force to study the staffing pattern of Salem Presbytery in general with particular 
attention given to the Hunger Action Enabler position. Council intends the following action to fulfill the 
duties of that officer after Ms. Reed retires and until presbytery acts on a report expected early next year by 
the Goals and Evaluation Committee regarding the structure of Presbytery. Council's Task Force will then 
be in a position to recommend any permanent revisions in Salem's staffing plan. Therefore, Council moves: 



ACTION: 

3. Salem Presbytery authorized the Personnel Committee to seek an interim Hunger Action 
Enabler. (That position will be advertized and open to both laity or clergy and is subject to 
the restriction of G-09.0706 of the Book of Order . Therefore, the interim will not be eligible 
to become the permanent Hunger Action Enabler.) The Council is further empowered to 
proceed to employ the nominated interim, if the way be clear. 



COUNCIL CONCURS WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES : 

1. Council concurs with the report of the Budget and Finance Committee. 

2. Council concurs with the report of the Church Development Committee. 

3. Council concurs with the report of the Bicentennial Fund Accountability Committee. 

THEME PRESENTATION: COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 

Ann Jahnes introduced the presentation and described the overall duties of the Committee on Ministry. Molly 
Morgan spoke regarding the Triennial Visitation Sub-Committee. She introduced those persons who have 
agreed to be "visitors". Mike Warren spoke regarding the work of the Conciliation and Professional Care, 
Support, and Development Sub-Committee. Rick Wurst explained the work of the Calls and Vacancies Sub- 
committee. 



PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN SKIT: "LISTEN TO EACH OTHER" 

A group of women from Salisbury First presented a moving skit portraying some of the distressed positions 
of women in today's world. 



LUNCH 

Presbytery was adjourned with prayer for lunch at 12:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 
The Moderator reconvened Presbytery at 1:30 p.m. 



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GOALS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
Norman Whitney, Moderator 

Norman Whitney introduced the report for the Committee and Lib McPherson led the Presbytery through the 
process of the Committee's work to date. Commissioners were asked comment on the proposed Mission 
Statement and rank the goals on the sheets provided (see page 191 for the results and the completion of this 
Committee's report). 



PATHWAYS TO LEADERSHIP 

Rebecca McKee highlighted the Pathways Event being held on October 14, 1995, at the Parkway Church and 
urged as many as possible to attend. 



PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 
Ed Lewis, Moderator 

The Personnel Committee conducted the triennial review for Hewon Han, Associate Presbyter for 
Congregational Life, on June 27, 1995. The review was based on information received on evaluation forms 
from persons with whom he has worked the last three years, plus insights of the Executive Presbyter/Stated 
Clerk and members of the Personnel Committee, as well as the Committee's conversation with Hewon. 

In its evaluation of Hewon Han, the Committee concluded that he: has high competence and wide experience 
in education broadly defined, from learning theory to teaching methods; is both a strong advocate of the 
educational task of the church and of those who lead congregations in that ministry as professional Christian 
educators; has established a rich and effective resource network throughout the Church and has close 
association with many of those in the forefront of the Church's educational efforts; works effectively with 
pastors and other local church leaders in assessing curriculum materials, designing teacher training, and 
developing strategies for increasing congregational participation; is mature, creative, and enthusiastic; resources 
committees of Presbytery wisely, making good use of the above mentioned skills and experience; and is readily 
available to congregations and individuals who seek his help. Hewon is working on his style of leadership to 
strengthen the empowering of volunteers to carry out their various committee responsibilities and the work 
of the Presbytery. 

The Committee believes that Hewon is an important part of Salem's staff. He should be reelected for another 
term of service. 

Pending the Presbytery's approval of Council's recommendation concerning the employment of an interim 
Hunger Action Enabler, the Personnel Committee is prepared to advertise for the position, screen applicants, 
and make a recommendation concerning the employment of an interim Hunger Action Enabler. 



ACTIONS: 

4. The Reverend Hewon Han was re-elected to an additional three-year term as Associate 
Presbyter for Congregational Life, beginning September 14, 1995. 

5. Salem Presbytery commended Mr. Han for his dedicated and faithful service over the last three 
years, and Rebecca McKee offered a prayer of thanksgiving and intercession for him. 



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SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE 
Dale Davidson, Moderator 



Dale Davidson, along with other members of the Social Justice Committee introduced the study guide, On 
Common Ground : A Study for Salem Presbytery on Issues of the Church and Homosexuality, that has been 
developed by the Committee to aid local sessions in their study of human sexuality. Several members of the 
Committee presented a skit depicting how a session might discuss the issues. 

SERVICE OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT 

Presbytery joined in a service of Honorable Retirement for the Reverend George C. Carpenter led by the 
Reverend Michael Warren. Cynthia Higgins spoke of his contributions to the Church during his ministry. 
John Handley presented to Mr. Carpenter a framed Certificate of Retirement on behalf of Salem Presbytery. 

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Jud Milam, Moderator 

The Budget and Finance Committee needs to put before Presbytery two documents to be incorporated into 
minutes of Presbytery. Since we do not believe these documents contain new or controversial material we are 
including them as a part of the Omnibus Motion. The first document entitled "Financial Operating 
Procedures" describes just that. The second document entitled "Guidelines for Loan and Grant Funds" again 
is exactly what the title implies. If anyone has significant questions about either of these documents, please 
ask that they be removed from the Omnibus Motion. Questions for clarification can be asked at any time of 
Willie Garvin, the Presbytery Associate for Finance, or the Budget and Finance Committee moderator. 

The Budget and Finance Committee is presenting before Presbytery its proposed budget for 1996. There are 
some points of really good news. First, committee and division chairs were conservative in turning in their 
budget requests, asking for only what they needed and could use in the coming year. This created a scenario 
where askings and projected income only missed by a little over fifty thousand dollars, which is very good. 
It did mean, however, that there was no significant item of "fat" that could be cut where program would not 
be hurt. The most significant bad news is that giving to Presbytery from churches has decreased by three to 
four percent in each year of the life of this Presbytery. As much as we look for the time when this is turned 
around, our projections into 1996 must take this factor into account 

The budget shows only modest changes from 1995. Staff has received an inflation increase in salary. Some 
downward adjustment in the askings of New Church Development and Small Church Subsidy were made, 
although these are not expected to effect program operations. The one significant change comes in the 
reduction of the Hunger Action Enabler position. Budget and Finance did not anticipate the expenditure of 
funds here during the early part of 1996, and perhaps during all of 1996. The position has been replaced with 
a $10,000 amount to be used for hunger administration and development. 



ACTIONS: 

6. The document entitled "Financial Operating Procedures of Salem Presbytery" was approved and 
ordered recorded in the Minutes of Presbytery (see Appendix D, pp. 200-204). 

7. The document entitled "Guidelines for Loans and Grant Funds of Salem Presbytery" was 
approved and ordered recorded in the Minutes of Salem Presbytery (see Appendix E, pp. 205- 
208). 

8. The Proposed 1996 Operating Budget was adopted (see Appendix F, pp. 209-212). 



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9. The asking budget was approved at 10% of the particular church's budget or an increase of at 
least 3 percent over the 1995 amount, whichever is greater. 

10. Presbytery approved leaving the benevolence distribution at the 1995 level - GA = 24.2%; 
Synod = 16.9%; Presbytery = 58.9%. 



REPORT OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMISSIONER 

Sam Stevenson, Pat Stewart, Jamie Pharr, June Woodall, and Russ Ward shared their experiences and 
perceptions and some of the highlights of the 207th General Assembly. The other Commissioners from Salem 
Presbytery, Bill Cleveland, Moe Hooper, Dorothy Mintz, and YAD Melissa Raymer, were unable to be present 

DINNER 

Presbytery was adjourned with prayer for dinner at 5:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY EVENING SESSION 

The Moderator reconvened the Presbytery at 6:40 p.m. at which time John Handley led those present in a 
hymn-sing. Harvey Walker led the prayer of dedication of the 2e-A-Meal/Pennies Offering. 



WOMEN'S MINISTRY COMMITTEE 
Gayl Knox, Moderator 

PUT ON YOUR TRAVELING SHOES FOR A TRIP TO CHINA We are pleased to invite the men and 
women of Salem Presbytery to hear the report of the Reverend Jean Rodenbough on her trip to China. Jean 
will "take us on a Pathway to China" at the Pathways event, Parkway Presbyterian Church, October 14. She 
will also "take us to China" when she speaks at the October 24 Presbytery meeting. Mark your calendars. 

"WHERE IS THE 'OLD GIRLS' NETWORK?" Clergy women of Salem Presbytery are invited to an all day 
(10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) gathering NOVEMBER 8 with the Reverend Lillian Taylor. Lillian Taylor has led some 
interesting and exciting workshops in our area, as well as at the Women's Triennial at Ames, Iowa, in 1994. 
She is an avid reader and reviews books for Presbyterian Outlook. 

More information will be out in the weeks ahead. If you know of anyone who should be on our list, please 
let us know. If there are any questions, call Bea Parker (910-299-3930), Gayl Knox (704-262-3881), or 
Catherine Reed at the Presbytery Office (910-766-3393). 

A NEW VOICE IS HEARD: By the time you read this, you will probably have read something about "Voices 
of Sophia", a new, national organization of Presbyterian women and men, and some ecumenical partners, which 
seeks to explore the feminist perspective in the church today. At a meeting over Mother's Day weekend, 87 
women and a few men, all of whom care very deeply about the PC(U. S. A), met "to organize Voices, share 
experiences, name truths and plan for the future." 

"Voices of Sophia" calls the church to responsible theology, reclaims the fullness of God's image, embraces 
the diversity in the world, and welcomes the voices of women as we head into the 21st Century. 

Three interesting books for those who wish to know more about the concerns of the women and men who are 
active in this Christian, Presbyterian, feminist organization: 



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Discipleship of Equals by Elizabeth Shussler Fiorenza 

Defecting in Place by M T. Winter 

The Church in the Round by Letty Russell 

If you wish to know more about "Voices of Sophia" or to join, contact Mary Kuhns at 502-228-8834, Sylvia 
Thorsen-Smith at 515-236-7955, or Gayl Knox 704-262-3881. 

DONT FORGET TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS 



Pathways October 14 Presbytery October 24 Clergywomen's Day November 8 



ECUMENICAL RELATIONS 
Bob Freeman reported emphasizing the Presbyterian/Lutheran Dialogue on September 11. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Sam McGregor, Moderator 

Neel Fleming made the report for the Nominating Committee. 



ACTION: 

11. Salem Presbytery elected the following persons to fill vacancies in the structure as stated: 
Children's Ministry Committee 
Class of '95 

Sophie Kivett (Salisbury First) r. Donna Chase 

Educational Ministry Committee 
Class of '96 

Amy Staley (Siler City) r. Hazel Connelly 

Examinations Committee 
Class of '95 

Marshall Taylor (Mebane) r. Carl Dumford 

Hunger Committee 
Class of '97 

Elizabeth Scott (Beulah) r. D. Stevenson 

Class of '97 

Jim Lowe (Starmount) r. I McClelland 

Peacemaking Committee 
Class of '95 

Marsha Mutch (Madison) r. Angus McGregor 

Preparation for Ministry Committee 
Class of '96 

Robert Thomas (Westminster) r. Frank Allen 



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Representation Committee 
Class of '97 

Paul Gilbert (Statesville First) 

Single's Ministry Committee 
Class of '96 

Darleen Callaghan (Jamestown) 
Class of '96 

Gary Stephenson (Guilford Park) 
Class of '91 

Dumont Bunker (Asheboro First) 

Stewardship Education Committee 
Class of '96 

Dusty Fiedler (Clemmons) 
Class of '96 

Bill Cowfer (Barium Springs) 

Youth Ministry Committee 
Moderator 

David Bates 
Class of '95 

Sarah Beth Christie (Graham) 



r. Bill Buie 

r. Teena Burton 
r. Ken Norton 
r. A. Edwards 

r. Bill Amidon 
r. James Dickens 

r. Bill Chase 
r. Bill Chase 



REMAINING COMMITTEE VACANCY : 
Youth Ministry Committee 
Class of '95 



r. Anita Leone 



ACTIONS: 

12. The following persons were elected as commissioners to the October meeting of the Synod of 
the Mid-Atlantic: 

MINISTERS: PRINCIPAL COMMISSIONERS 



Chris East 
Phillip Pogue 
Jim Mitcham 
Marie Meed 



Buffalo 

Glendale Springs 
Shady Side 
Yanceyville 



MINISTERS: ALTERNATE COMMISSIONERS 



George Hunter 
Fred Horner 



Trinity (Salisbury) 
Greensboro First 



ELDERS: PRINCIPAL COMMISSIONERS 

Speedwell 
Calvary 

Community in Christ 
Salisbury First 



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ELDERS: ALTERNATE COMMISSIONERS 



Korean First 
Mooresville First 
SL James 
Fairmont 

St Paul (Greensboro) 

13. Council was authorized to elect additional commissioners to the October Meeting of the Synod 
of the Mid-Atlantic in order to insure full representation from Salem Presbytery. 



RECOGNITION OF CERTIFICATION AS CHRISTIAN EDUCATOR 

After explaining the worthiness of the Christian Educator certification, Hewon Han presented the Certification 
of Christian Educator to the Reverend Pat Stewart 



GOOD NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 

The following persons shared "good news" of positive things happening within their church/group: 

Boone First - Roots and Wings: New members getting involved! 
Church of the Cross - Farmers Market 
Clemmons - Refugee Resettlement 
Racial Dialogue Group 

Dellabrook Lloyd 

Grace Parkway 

Highland Trinity (Winston-Salem) 

St James - College Tour 
Thomasville - Cooperative Community Ministry 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 
Ron Bowie, Moderator 

Mr. Bowie promoted the "Commitment to Evangelism" and announced the availability of evangelism materials 
for churches. Boone First was recognized for having signed the Commitment to Evangelism. 

EVENING PRAYERS 

The service of Evening Prayers was led by Dale Davidson. Candidate for Ordination Alyce Kelley was the 
preacher, and her sermon was entitled, "Patches, Quilts, and The Body of Christ". E. William Allred, II was 
the organist Presbytery was adjourned for the evening to enjoy fun, fellowship, and homemade ice cream. 

SATURDAY MORNING SESSION 



A service of Morning Prayers was led by Elder Kathy Bencini Candidate for Ordination Ruth Lenger 
preached the sermon entitled, "What Is This Thing Called Church". E. William Allred, II was the organist 



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COMMISSIONING SERVICE 



Nathan Byrd led a commissioning service for the Mexico Work Trip Participants and the Hsinchu Partnership 
Witness Team. They are: 

Mexico Work Trip Participants : 



From North Wilkesboro: Stuart Barr 

Benjamin Barr 
Bill Brame 
Gordon Finley 



David Ricketts 
Nancy Ricketts 
Charlie Sink 



From Pine Hall: Phil Iddings 
Robbie Paris 
Chis Rodenbough 

From Madison: Mary Rodenbough 



From St Paul (Greensboro): Aaron Brewer 

Teresa Davis 
Christie Leininger 
Patrick Shanks 



Tammy Spencer 
Brad Spencer 
Shanna Walters 



From Thomasville First: 



Jerry Barnes 

Neal Blake 

Philip Griffin 

George (Buck) McColl 



Chuck Patterson 
Eric Silvestri 
Rich Silvestri 



Hsinchu Partnership Witness Team : 

Christie Leininger, St. Paul (Greensboro) 

Harriet Lipe, Prospect 

Cynthia Kirkman, Highland 

Janie Thomas, Greensboro First 

Reverend Phillip Pogue, Glendale Springs/Laurel Fork 

Reverend Ed Lewis, Mooresville First 



PRESENTATION OF GIFT FROM MWANDI TEACHING LEARNING CENTER 

Elder Richard Miller (Salisbury First) reviewed Salem Presbytery's involvement in mission At Mwandi, 
Zambia, redeveloping Mwandi Hospital and building and programming a Teaching Learning Center. He 
presented a watercolor painting from the teachers and children of the Mwandi Teaching Learning Center as 
a gift of gratitude from the people of Mwandi 

SERVICE OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT 

Presbytery joined in a service of Honorable Retirement for the Reverend Lucius Gray and the Reverend 
Worth Watts led by Michael Warren. Donald Howie and Norman Whitney spoke respectively of their 
contributions to the Church during his ministry. John Handley presented to Mr. Gray and Mr. Watts a framed 
Certificate of Retirement on behalf of Salem Presbytery. 



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EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
David Kivett, Moderator 



The report of the Examinations Committee was presented by the Reverend Holly Hayes. 

Presbytery proceeded with the examination of candidates Ruth Ann Brouwer Lenger, Lou McAlister East, and 
Alyce Marie Kelly. They have passed the General Assembly Standard Exams, received diplomas from an 
accredited theological school, and have been examined by the Examinations Committee of Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF LOU MCALISTER EAST 



ACTION: 

14. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination and sermon of Lou McAlister East. 

a. Lou East was received and will be ordained by Salem Presbytery so that she may accept the 
call as Interim Pastor at the Westminster Presbyterian Church (Burlington). The effective 
date is August 6, 1995. 

b. Her credo which follows was approved: 

I believe in the one God, who has revealed Godself through a relational loving posture 
towards humankind. This relational posture is most clearly manifested through the Trinity, 
and reveals God's eternal nature: 

As Creator, and omniscient Presence, God is experienced as Father. 

As pure gift of Love and Mercy, God is experienced as Son. 

As Sustainer, Nurturer, and abiding Presence, God is experienced as Spirit 

I believe that the most incredible expression of the Grace of God is in the life, death 
and resurrection of Jesus, who as God and human being, embodied the presence of God 
in our midst; and broke down the barriers which separate us from the fullest experience of 
God's Grace and Love. 

I believe that my YES to God as experienced in Christ Jesus, is a God-given response 
to the that has been shown to me, in that I have experienced the wonder and the power 
of God's Love for me - as I am. When I acknowledge with every fibre of my being that 
there is nothing I can do to present myself worthy of God's love and forgiveness, then I am 
most aware of the amazing Grace of God that yearns for me and calls me into relationship. 

Freed from my vain attempts to merit God's favor and earn my own salvation, I am 
compelled and empowered by God's Spirit to extend God's love to those around me. 
Freed, I am free to love my neighbor even as I have experienced God's Love. I believe that 
God's free gift of Grace can only be fully embraced as I extend it to others. 

God calls me into community with the people of faith; set apart in the world, yet 
gathered for the purpose of service and reconciliation. As the Body of Christ, we most 
fully manifest God's Love for all creation as we allow ourselves to be broken and wounded 
in a suffering, serving love for all men and women; such a love which has been exemplified 
by Jesus' life and death. 



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I believe that God speaks to the faith community, the Church, through the Scriptures, 
gifting us with a rule for life and faith. Further, I believe that the sacraments of Baptism 
and the Lord's Supper are God's gifts to the Church. Through the power of the Holy 
Spirit, we are claimed by Grace through the waters of our baptism. In the breaking of the 
bread, the nature of God as total presence, as emptying of self in love, as complete gift; is 
experienced and celebrated. 

c The following Administrative Commission was approved to ordain Lou McAlister East (a 
candidate) so that she might fulfill the position of Interim Pastor at the Westminster 
Presbyterian Church, Burlington, North Carolina on August 6, 1995 at 3:00 p.m. at the 
Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina. 

NAME RESPONSIBILITY MINISTER/ELDER 

Elder 

Minister 
Minister 
Minister 
Minister 
Elder 
Elder 
(Guest) 

d. Ms. East was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Presbytery. 



Margaret McKnight 

Cynthia Higgins 
Joe Flora 
Chris East 
Frank Dew 
Luella Graves 
Anna Phillips 



Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Ordination 
Assist in Worship 



RECEPTION OF ALYCE MARIE KELLY 



ACTION: 

15. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination and the sermon of Alyce Marie 
Kelly. 

b. Her credo which follows was approved: 

My faith is centrally Christological, in that I believe in a theology of liberation, and 
in Jesus Christ as God's agent of such. These theological beliefs are subject to the Holy 
Scriptures. I believe both the Old and New Testaments are the divinely inspired word of 
God, and are authoritative as to the revelation of God. My faith is also shaped by my 
experience, as I believe the liberating God of Scripture is intricately involved in my 
experience, rather than being divorced from it 

Liberation is a biblical motif throughout the Scriptures, and is most clearly presented 
as God's activity in the world in the Exodus story and the proclamation of Jesus regarding 
His purpose, Le. "to bring good news to the poor...to let the oppressed go free" (Luke 
4:18). Jesus not only stated His purpose as having come for the liberation of the 
oppressed, but His life, death, and resurrection identifies Him with those He said He had 
come to set free: He was a Jew - a unique people, although one humiliated for centuries 
by foreigners; the son of a modest family, had a limited formal education, was a carpenter 
by trade, from the time He left home to become an itinerant preacher He lived a poor and 



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lonely life with no permanent abode, He died between two thieves, was unjustly 
condemned, was betrayed by a friend and sold for thirty pieces of silver, no one defended 
Him, His friends left Him, He did not even have a grave of His own. Jesus was raised from 
the dead by the Spirit, exalted, and invested with authority earned through suffering and 
death. 

I believe that Jesus was fully human and fully divine, and as such was God incarnate. 
His life, ministry and stated mission, I believe, is a revelation of God's continuing purpose 
in the world. Jesus came as\E_manuel - "God with us" (Matthew 1:22-23) - and continues 
to be present in the Spirit of the risen Christ (2 Corinthians 3:17) who indwells the life and 
witness of the Church. 

I believe in the trinitarian concept of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit as revealed in 
Scripture. God in Christ, and through the Holy Spirit takes the initiative in calling to 
repentance and in offering forgiveness. We are called to respond to God's redemptive 
action in Jesus Christ and in doing so are transformed and renewed. 

My faith embraces the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is the 
sign and seal of God's grace and our response. In Baptism, we participate in the death and 
resurrection of Jesus. This Sacrament is the foundational recognition of Christian 
commitment. I believe the Lord's Supper is the sign and seal of our communion with Jesus 
Christ. At the Lord's Table we remember the life of Christ, and are renewed and 
empowered. The vows of Baptism are renewed as we acknowledge our communion with 
the living Christ, and with all believers. 

The proclamation of the Word, and the Word enacted and sealed in the Sacraments 
empowers Believers to participate individually, and corporately through the Church, in the 
continuing liberating purposes of God. 

c. Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral Relationship between Ms. Kelly and 
Allen Temple Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, North Carolina, effective August 20, 1995; 
approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in her hands. The 
Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provision of the Book of Order (G-11.0501.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call. 



Salary S19.000.00 

Housing Allowance 6350.00 

Automobile Reimbursement 2,900.00 

Continuing Education 750.00 

Board of Pensions Provided 

Moving Costs Provided 

Vacation Four weeks 

Study Leave Two weeks 



d. The following Adrninistrative Commission was appointed to ordain and install her at the 
Allen Temple Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, North Carolina, on August 20, 1995, at 5:00 
p.m. 

NAME RESPONSIBILITY MINISTER/ELDER 

Michael Warren Preside & Propound the Minister 

Constitutional Questions 



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Melva Costen (Guest) 
Gail Porter Nelson 
Margaret Carr 
Frank Wilkinson 
Catrelia Hunter 
Carlton Eversley 



Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation/Ord. 



Elder 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 



e. Ms. Kelly was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 



16. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination and sermon of Ruth Ann Brouwer 
Lenger. 

a. Ruth Ann Brouwer Lenger was received and will be ordained by Salem Presbytery so that 
she may accept the call as Pastor of the Spencer Presbyterian Church. The effective date 
is September 1, 1995. She has been a candidate under the care of Salem Presbytery. 

b. Her credo which follows, was approved: 

A brief statement of my faith begins with the conviction of my belief in One true and 
only God - transcendent, yet intimate. The sovereign God is Creator of all good things and 
all life - chiefly the creation of humankind in God's own image. I believe that God 
intended all persons to be unique with gifts which belong to each alone. We are to 
treasure these in all persons and to return praise and celebration to God in order that we 
live life with joy, through God's grace alone. 

I believe that God chose the perfect example and the most complete revelation of 
Godself in the Incarnate Son, Jesus Christ. Through His example we are illumined in the 
way that we are to live. Being human, we are unable to live perfectly, yet are to strive 
toward that goaL Created with free will, we chose to live in sin, thus severing our 
relationship with God. Most graciously, our Lord hears our confessions, accepts us with 
all our faults, forgives, pardons, and promises eternal life, by grace through faith. The life, 
death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has made such salvation possible. In Christ we are 
redeemed. 

I believe that we participate in that resurrection, we are renewed and reconciled to 
God. Our expression and assurance of that renewal and reconciliation is made visible by 
the signs and symbols which we know as Sacraments. In our Baptism and in the Lord's 
Supper, the presence and power of our God become known to us once again. 

God's gifts to us are many, great, and varied. The inspired Scriptures of the Old and 
New Testaments have been given to us and to our children as illumination of the works 
and promises of our Lord. The tradition and stories of those who have gone before us 
witness to the revelation of God in their lives. The creeds and confessions of our heritage 
leave inspired wisdom and experience for those who follow. Christian individuals in our 
own lives tell of the revelation of God today. Lives of prayer, meditation, and devotion 
continue, by the grace of God, to inspire all who practice them God's covenant is that 
which has been, is, and will always remain with God's people. 



Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF RUTH ANN BROUWER LENGER 



ACTION: 



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With unfathomable wisdom, God the Holy Spirit remains present with us at all times 
to guide and direct, to give comfort and insight,to restore, bless, nurture, affirm, and 
remind us of love beyond our comprehension. By means of the Holy Spirit, the Christian 
Church is called into being to work towards the transcendence of humanity's greed and 
pride. In community, and by the grace of God, we have been called to effect the will of 
God. By the grace of God, relationships with one another and with God are restored. My 
trust is in the One God, to whom I belong in life and in death. 

c Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral relationship between Ms. Lenger and 
the Spencer Presbyterian Church effective September 1, 1995; approved the Terms of Call 
(listed below); and the call was placed in her hands. The Committee on Ministry is 
satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO provisions of the Book of 
Order (G-11.0502 g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem Presbytery (July 1993) in 
offering this call. 



Salary $19,000.00 

Automobile Reimbursement 2,900.00 

Continuing Education 750.00 

Board of Pensions Provided 

Moving Costs Provided 
(Free use of Manse) 

Manse Allowance 3,000.00 

Vacation Four weeks 

Study Leave Two weeks 



d. The following Administrative Commission was approved to ordain her at the Forest Hills 
Presbyterian Church, High Point, North Carolina, on August 27, 1995 at 3:00 p.m. 



NAME 

Charles Carter 

Lisa Mullen 
Michael Hussey 
Holly Hayes 
Jonnette Powell 
Sara Doug Harris 
Ronald Wilkins 

(Guest) 
Peter Brouwer 

(Guest) 
Mary McClure 



RESPONSIBILITY 

Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Read Scripture 
Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Prayer of Ordination 

Lead in Worship 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Minister 

Elder 

Candidate 



The following Administrative Commission was approved to install her at the Spencer 
Presbyterian Church, Spencer, North Carolina, on September 10, 1995, at 11:00 a.m. 

NAME RESPONSIBILITY MINISTER/ELDER 



Lawrence Ayers 

Lisa Nelson 
Tommy Wyatt 
Stephen Moss 
Linda Greene 
Faye Cecil 



Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach 

Lead in Worship 
Charge the Congregation 
Charge the Minister 
Prayer of Installation 



Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 



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f. Ms. Lenger was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Presbytery. 



Presbytery proceeded with the examination of Virginia Ann Cowfer. She has been examined and approved 
by the Examinations Committee of Salem Presbytery. 

RECEPTION OF VIRGINIA ANN COWFER 



ACTION: 

17. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Virginia Ann Cowfer in 
accordance with the Book of Order G- 11.0402. 

b. Her credo which follows was approved: 

I believe that God is real and relevant to all of life, and to whom I respond in all of 
life. I have always understood God as a heavenly loving parent who cares deeply about 
what I do with my life and what we all do as stewards of this earthly creation. I believe 
that God has created all that is, remains a part of all that is and guides all that shall ever 
be. I believe that God continues creative activities through the power of God's Word now 
as always. I perceive that Word as it comes to my understanding through the Scriptures, 
through the person of Jesus Christ and through my experience of the Holy Spirit which 
invades all of life. 

I have experienced the Word of God coming into my life through the presence of other 
people who have spoken to me in such ways that I have had no doubt that it was God I 
was hearing and encountering. Consequently I believe that all of life is Holy and every 
relationship holds within it the possibility of a Divine encounter. 

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God through whom I come to see the fullness 
of God in human life as God intends life to be. I understand Jesus as the supreme example 
to be followed whether that way is easy or difficult. I am well aware that Jesus' faithfulness 
led Him to the cross. A significant time in my life occurred when I personally encountered 
a cross and came to an enormous awakening as to the grace, mercy and love that God has 
for me and which love I am to convey to all whom I encounter. 

I believe the Scriptures to be God's Word for all of life and I have always understood 
them to be a means whereby God speaks to me. I strive to read and meditate upon the 
Scriptures as I seek continually to understand God's will for my life. I have been 
strengthened through God's Word in Scripture throughout my life. I also understand the 
Scriptures to be the history of God's people and a statement of faith by a faithful corporate 
community. Thus it is Scripture that holds the people of God together as family. 

I believe the Church to be the visible and active Body of Christ in the world and it is 
the place where Jesus has chosen to become manifest. I understand the mission of the 
Church to be one of Word and Sacrament renewing, revitalizing, even breathing life and 
light into death and darkness. The ministry of the Church, and to which I am called, 
centers on reconciliation, restoration and redemption. It is a sharing of God's love, grace, 
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The sacraments of the Church have always held special meaning for me. I believe 
God's Spirit really does come upon us in our baptism and that the presence and spirit of 
the Christ really is within us to nourish us in and through our celebrating the Eucharist 
I cherish the blessing I have had to have been able to celebrate, offer and share the 
sacraments of the Church. 

c. Ms. Cowfer was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Presbytery. 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
Jim Rissmiller & Ann Jahnes, Co-Moderators 



A. COMMITTEE ACTIONS REPORTED FOR THE INFORMATION OF PRESBYTERY 



MINISTERS MOVING WITHIN SALEM PRESBYTERY 

L Concurred with the Session of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Burlington, North 
Carolina, in the employment of Mrs. Lou East (a candidate of our Presbytery) as a Temporary 
Supply, and concur with the session's request that Mrs. Lou East be ordained so that she might 
fulfill the role of Interim Pastor for the Westminster Presbyterian Church for a period of one 
year beginning August 6, 1995. 

2. Concurred with the Session of the Alamance Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, 
in the employment of The Reverend John Wilkerson as Interim Pastor for a period of one year 
beginning September 1, 1995. 

3. Concurred with the Session of the Springwood Presbyterian Church, Whitsett, North Carolina, 
in the employment of The Reverend George Carpenter as Interim Pastor for a period of six 
months, effective July 1, 1995. 

4. Concurred with the Session of the Taylorsville Presbyterian Church, Taylorsville, North 
Carolina, in the employment of The Reverend Jeffrey D. Smith as Interim Pastor for a period 
of one year, beginning July 2, 1995. 



B. ACTIONS ON BEHALF OF PRESBYTERY TO BE ADMITTED TO RECORD 



DISSOLUTION OF RELATIONSHIPS 

1. Dissolved the relationship between The Reverend Ivan W. Lowery and the Cameron 
Presbyterian Church, Statesville, North Carolina; Mocksville Second Presbyterian Church, 
Mocksville, North Carolina, and the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, North 
Carolina, effective February 16, 1995; and dismissed The Reverend Ivan W. Lowery to the 
Presbytery of Philadelphia so that he might accept a call to the Trinity Presbyterian Church in 
Dayton, Ohio. 



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2. Dissolved the relationship between The Reverend Rollin M. Steele, Jr. and the Springwood 
Presbyterian Church, Whitsett, North Carolina, effective May 31, 1995; and dismissed The 
Reverend Rollin M. Steele, Jr. to the Pittsburgh Presbytery so that he might accept a call to 
the Second United Presbyterian Church in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. 

3. Dissolved the relationship between The Reverend Shawn Barkley and the Crestwood 
Presbyterian Church, High Point, North Carolina, effective April 14, 1995; and dismissed The 
Reverend Shawn Barkley to Transylvania Presbytery so that he might accept a call to the 
Versailles Presbyterian Church, Versailles, Kentucky. 

4. Dissolved the relationship between The Reverend Henry J. Keating and the First Presbyterian 
Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, effective August 8, 1995, so that he might be retired. 

5. Dissolved the relationship between The Reverend Ann B. Jahnes and the Yadkinville 
Presbyterian Church, Yadkinville, North Carolina, effective June 30, 1995, so that she might 
accept the call as Chaplain at UNC-G. 



C RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ACTION OF PRESBYTERY THAT REQUIRE DISCUSSION 
AND ATTENTION 



HONORABLE RETIREMENT 
ACTIONS: 

18. Presbytery concurred with the request of The Reverend Henry J. Keating to be retired, effective 
August 8, 1995, and approved a ceremony for Honorable Retirement for him at the October 
Presbytery meeting. 

MINIMUM COMPENSATION STANDARDS 

19. The following minimum compensation standards were approved: 

Pulpit Supply: Churches of 250 membership and over - $75 + federal rate mileage* 
Churches less than 250 membership - $50 + federal rate mileage 

Moderator for session and congregation meeting: 

Churches of 250 membership and over - $35 + mileage and expenses 

telephone, printing...) 
Churches less than 250 membership - $25 + mileage and expenses 

* Current federal mileage rate is 30 cents per mile. 

It is understood that if moderating a meeting and preaching, only one honorarium will be 
offered. 

20. Salem Presbytery concurred that there be no increase in Minimum Salary for 1996. Each 
church which has an existing call to a Pastor is encouraged to consider a 3 1/2% cost of living 
salary increase. 



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SALEM MINISTERS AND CANDIDATES ACCEPTING CALLS WITHIN THE PRESBYTERY 

21. The call of Presbyterian Campus Ministry Board of the University of North Carolina, 
Greensboro, North Carolina, to The Reverend Ann B. Jahnes to serve as Campus Minister was 
found to be in order and the terms of her call (printed below) were approved and the call be 
placed in her hands. The Committee On Ministry is satisfied with the EEO provisions of the 
Book of Order (G-11.0502 g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem Presbytery (July 1993) 
in offering this calL The effective date of the call is August 15, 1995. 

Salary $14,84431 

Housing Allowance 16,000.00 

Automobile Reimbursement 2,900.00 

Continuing Education 1,000.00 

Board of Pensions Provided 



Vacation 
Study Leave 



Four weeks 
Two weeks 



The following Administrative Commission was approved to install her as Campus Minister at 
the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, on September 27, 1995, at 7:00 
P.M. at the Associate Campus Ministry Building on the campus of UNC-G. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Michael Warren 

Lisa Mullen 
Michael Warren 
John Neufeld 
Jim Riss miller 
Nathan Byrd 
Rick Wurst 
Tom Vinson 



Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Lead in Worship 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 



Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 



D. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ACTION OF PRESBYTERY TO BE LISTED IN THE OMNIBUS 
MOTION 



ACTIONS: 

22. The Reverend Jeffrey D. Smith was appointed Moderator of Session at the Taylorsville 
Presbyterian Church. 

23. The Reverend Carter Shelley was appointed Moderator of Session at the Yadkinville 
Presbyterian Church. 

24. The Reverend Page Shelton was appointed Moderator of Session at the Boonville Presbyterian 
Church. 

25. The Reverend Grant Sharp was appointed Moderator of Session at the New Salem Presbyterian 
Church. 



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26. The Reverend Phyllis Kort was appointed Moderator of Session at the Shiloh Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, North Carolina. 

27. The Reverend Robert Tolar was released from serving as Moderator of Session at the 
Whispering Pines Presbyterian Church effective July 29, 1995. 

28. The Reverend James Henderson was appointed Moderator of Session at the Freedom 
Presbyterian Church effective May 18, 1995. 

29. The Reverend Jeffrey Falter was appointed Moderator of Session at the Whispering Pines 
Presbyterian Church effective August 1, 1995. 

30. The Reverend Rick Wurst was appointed Moderator of Session at the Bethesda Presbyterian 
Church, Ruffin, North Carolina, effective May 18, 1995. 

31. The Reverend Linda Blessing was appointed Moderator of Session at the Asbury Presbyterian 
Church, effective May 18, 1995. 

32. The Reverend Scott Girard was appointed Moderator of Session at the Clio Presbyterian 
Church effective May 18, 1995. 

33. The Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church was exempt from electing officers for one year, 
effective through 1996. 





CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 
Marsha Hooks, Moderator 



The Church Development Committee makes the following report to Presbytery: 
DOGWOOD ACRES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Asheboro) 

The church is experiencing perhaps their best chance in years to grow and become self-supporting: they have 
a full-time pastor and are attracting visitors with children, some of their inactive members have begun 
attending again, they've had to combine the two adult Sunday School classes in order to have space for child 
and youth classes, they've expanded their service ministry; and there is some residential construction occurring 
in their community. 

The congregation requested that the Session look into possibilities for additional space and improvements that 
will give their facility more appeal They plan to (a) add two classrooms, a pastor's study and storage area, 
a handicap restroom (one member is confined to a wheelchair), and a carport at the entrance to protect people 
arriving in inclement weather, (b) recarpet and make other minor improvements in the sanctuary, and (c) paint 
the exterior brick. 

The church has approximately $29,000 in their building fund. The additional space and renovations will cost 
approximately $50,000. They were told in preliminary conversation with a bank officer that the bank would 
lend them the needed funds in an unsecured loan at the prime rate. 



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YADKINVELLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



The church is prepared now to pay off in full a Presbytery loan of $5,000 (payments aren't scheduled to begin 
until November). They want to do this in order to avoid paying interest, they want to demonstrate that they 
are credit-worthy, and they prefer not to be in debt They are able to do it because they held several successful 
fund-raising efforts. The purpose of that loan was to help pay for a new roof. 

The church has other necessary repairs that will cost between $3300 and $3,800. Exposed beams under the 
eaves of the roof need to be refinished but are layered so thickly with old paint that it would be cheaper to 
cover them with vinyl than to scrape and repaint Rain runoff from the roof pours onto the air conditioning 
units and they need to be under a protective shed. 

The CD Committee and church delegation explored alternatives for funding the repairs. Several factors 
influenced the CD Committee's recommendation: (a) they are losing their part-time pastor, have anxiety about 
how it will affect leadership, membership, and giving patterns, and do not wish to enter this period with a large 
debt, (b) they have a clear need which, if left unattended, might result in higher repair costs, (c) they have 
demonstrated their responsibility regarding loans. 

Their loan application, including their annual budget, is on file in the Presbytery office. 



ACTIONS: 

34. Pending endorsement by the Session of Dogwood Acres, the Church Development Committee 
was authorized to pay up to $3,000 for the services of a consultant/architect who will work with 
the congregation and leadership to develop a long-range plan, coordinate current building and 
renovating efforts with long-range plans, and produce conceptual drawings that reflect long- 
range planning decisions made by the church. 

35. The Yadkinville Presbyterian Church was given a grant of $2,000 and a loan of $1,500 to be 
repaid in equal monthly installments over a two year period at a rate of 7%. 



BICENTENNIAL FUND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE (BFAC) 
John G. Truitt, Jr., Moderator 

Salem Presbytery approved a goal of $2,650,000.00 in support of the Bicentennial Fund-to be pledged or 
received over a three year period 1992, 1993, and 1994. As of May 31, 1995, 40 Salem churches have pledged 
$980,600.48 and have already sent $228,894.04 to the Fund. Other churches have also indicated their 
intentions to participate. 

For those churches that have yet to take a vote on their participation in the Bicentennial Fund, there is still 
an opportunity to do so. However, for the sake of those projects that remain unfunded, please take your vote 
soon, and send the result of the vote to Salem Presbytery. The Reverend George Carpenter and the Reverend 
Dusty Fiedler, Co-Moderators of the Bicentennial Fund follow-up Committee, will give you excellent assistance 
and answer your questions as to projects that are still available. 

The 18 projects approved for the Salem Presbytery Prospectus amounted to $1,457,500.00 of the $2,650,000.00 
goal. And of the $980,600.48 pledged to date, $304,755.30 has been directed to Salem projects. The other 
$675,845.18 was pledged to Synod and worldwide projects. 

In celebration for 200 years of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, Salem Presbytery will give an 
extra million dollars to local and world missions through the Bicentennial Fund. That's good news! 



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The BFAC has monitored closely the level of support for the projects within Salem Presbytery. After months 
of deliberation and review, at its June 13, 1995, meeting, a motion was approved to recommend that Presbytery 
remove four projects from the Prospectus, bringing the number of projects from 18 ($1,457,500.00) to 11 
($1,047,700.00). 

Three projects have been removed by their sponsors: 

#10 - "Day Care Tuition Assistance" ($75,000.00) 

#11 - "Community Ministry" ($7,500.00) 

#15 - "Emergency Prescription Fund " ($7,000.00) 

Four additional projects are being recommended for removal by the BFAC: 

# 3 - "Cluster Church Educator/Resource Center Coordinator ($46300.00) 

# 5 - "New Ministers for the Church's Future" ($75,000.00) 

# 7 - "Video Chronicle" ($5,000.00) 

#14 - "Multi-purpose Community Center Building and Programming ($200,000.00) 

The above projects are attractive and were presented and approved with vision and confidence. However, the 
lack of funding and/or the ability of the sponsors to meet their original goals have caused the BFAC to 
seriously question the viability of these projects. We believe our request will make the remaining eleven 
projects in the Prospectus more viable. 



ACTION: 

36. Presbytery removed projects 3, 5, 7, and 14 from The Bicentennial Fund Prospectus for Salem 
Presbytery. 



Any funds received for a project that is removed from the Prospectus will be re-directed by the BFAC, in 
consultation with the donors, to another project within Salem Presbytery, or returned to the donor churches. 

GOALS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE (Continued) 
Norman Whitney, Moderator 

Don Castleman (Winston-Salem First) reported that 100 of 123 respondents to the "Mission Review" approved 
the proposed Mission Statement 110 of 123 respondents approved the proposed list of Focus Areas. Within 
the six Focus Areas, he reported rankings by respondents (see Appendix G, pp. 213-215). 

PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY COMMITTEE 
Maggi Henderson & Russell Ritchel, Co-Moderators 

Since the last meeting of Salem Presbytery, the Committee on Preparation for Ministry has been involved in 
annual consultation. Because of late scheduling, many of our candidates could not schedule a mutually- 
convenient time to do annual consultation as a group. The Committee is meeting individually throughout the 
summer with each of our charges. 

The Committee has taken the following actions which are reported as information: 

• Conducted final assessment of candidate, Lou East, and cleared her for examination. 

• Conducted final assessment of candidate, Ruth Lenger, and cleared her for examination. 



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Approved Lou East to do pulpit supply at Westminster, Burlington until ordination. 



ACTIONS: 

37. Salem Presbytery received Francis Rivers under care as a candidate by transfer from Chicago 
Presbytery. 

38. Salem Presbytery approved the transfer of candidate Brian Stewart to Memphis Presbytery so 
that he may accept the call as Evangelist in Jackson, Tennessee. 



ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 

There being no further business, the Twenty-Seventh Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was adjourned with 
prayer by Moderator Marks at 11:20 a.m. The next Stated Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 1995, 
at the Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church in Glendale Springs, North Carolina. 



Attested: 




Stated Clerk 



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APPENDIX A 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
TWENTY-SEVENTH STATED MEETING 
ST. PAUL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 



DOCKET 
July 28-29, 1995 



Denotes Order of the Day 

♦Numbers in parentheses ( ) correspond to numbers in Packet materials 



FRIDAY, JULY 28 

9:00 3l.hl Registration 

9:00-9:45 "GIG" (Good Ideas for Growth) 

•10:00 MORNING PRAYERS/COMMUNION 

Preacher Lou East (Ordinand) 

10:45 ORGANIZATION OF PRESBYTERY 

Quorum 

(1.) Docket and Omnibus Motion 

Welcome 

Moderator's welcome to any corresponding 
members present and Elders attending 
Presbytery for the first time 
Greeting from Ecumenical Visitor 
The Reverend Darrell Kroeze, Pastor 
Glenwood Friends Meeting 
(1.4a) Communications 

INTRODUCTION TO PRESBYNET 

(1.) COUNCIL REPORT 

11:20 (1.7) THEME PRESENTATION: 

COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 

12:15 p.m. SKIT: "LISTEN TO EACH OTHER" 
Participants from Salisbury First 
Ruby Long Jeanne Jordan 
Ann Saunders Cleo Dick 
Phyllis Potter 



Evangelism Committee 

Moderator Margaret Marks 
Murray White 



Merrill Cook 
Murray White 

Ann Jahnes/Jim Rissmiller 
Dellene Gudger 



•12:30 



LUNCH/TABLE TALK 



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•1:30 

1:45 (2.) 
2:35 

2:45 (4.) 
2:55 

3:55 (3.) 



RECOGNITION OF RETIREMENT 
George Carpenter 



4:40 
5:40 
6:40 
•7:00 

7:10 (5.) 
7:20 (6.) 
7:25 

7:30 



8:15 
8:20 



GOALS & EVALUATION COMMITTEE 

Presbytery Mission Statement & Focus Activities 

PATHWAYS 

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 
Triennial Review: Hewon Han 

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE 

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE/ 

STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION COMMITTEE 
Presentation of 1996 Budget 

PERSONAL PRIVILEGE 

REPORT OF GA COMMISSIONERS 

DINNER 

HYMN-SING 

DEDICATION OF TWO-CENTS/PENNIES OFFERING 

WOMEN'S MINISTRY COMMITTEE 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

RECOGNITION OF DCE CERTIFICATION 
Pat Stewart 

GOOD NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 

Boone First - Roots and Wings: New members getting involved! 

Church of the Cross - Farmers Market 

Clemmons - Refugee Resettlement 

Racial Dialogue Group 

Dellabrook Lloyd 

Grace Parkway 

Highland Trinity (Winston-Salem) 

Sl James - College Tour 

Thomasville - Community Churches 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE PRESENTATION 

EVENING PRAYERS 

Preacher Alyce Kelly (Ordinand) 



Mike Warren 

Norman Whitney 

Rebecca McKee 
Ed Lewis 

Dale Davidson 

Jud Milam 

Carlton Eversley 



John Handley 
George Carpenter 
Gay I Knox 
Neel Fleming 
Hewon Han 



Ron Bowie 



ICE CREAM SOCIAL & FUN 



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SATURDAY, JULY 29 



8:00 a.m. 
•9:00 



9:45 



ST. PAUL YOUTH FUND RAISER BREAKFAST ($4.00) 

MORNING PRAYERS 

Preacher: Ruth Lenger (Ordinand) 

COMMISSIONING: 

Mexico Work Trip Participants 
Hsinchu Partnership Witness Team 

PRESENTATION OF GIFT FROM MWANDI 
TEACHING LEARNING CENTER 

RECOGNITION OF RETIREMENT 
Lucius Gray 
Worth Watts 



10:05 (7.) EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
Lou East 
Alyce Kelly 
Ruth Lenger 



Nathan Byrd 



Richard Miller 



Mike Warren 



David Kivett 



Ann Jahnes/Jim Rissmiller 
Marsha Hooks 
John Truitt 



10-25 (8.) COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
10:45 (9.) CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 

(10.) BICENTENNIAL FUND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE 
GOALS & EVALUATION COMMITTEE (#2. continued) 

(11.) PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY COMMITTEE Chris East 

•11:45 ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION Moderator Margaret Marks 



The following Committees submitted written reports but have no docketed time: 

(12.) Ecumenical Relations Committee 

(13.) Hunger Committee 

(14.) Worldwide Ministries Committee 

(15.) Stated Clerk's Report 



Announcements: 



(16.) Presbyterian Inter-racial Dialogue 

(17.) Hunger Committee Training Session and Reminder 

(18.) Singles Fall Gathering 

(19.) Rodger Nishioka Speaking 

Presbytery Evaluation Form (yellow) 



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APPENDIX B 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
COMMUNICATIONS 
STATED CLERK FILES 
July 28-29, 1995 

A. Supporting information on minister changes: 

1. From other presbyteries 

• Virginia Ann Cowfer - Member-at-Large, from Cherokee Presbytery 

- Pending receipt of Certificate of Dismissal 

• Alyce Marie Kelly (Candidate) - from Greater Atlanta Presbytery 

- Letter from Greater Atlanta Presbytery 

- Call Forms 

- Ordination/Installation Commission 

2. To other presbyteries 

• Rollin M Steele, Jr. to Pittsburgh Presbytery 

3. Within presbytery 

• Ann B. Jahnes - from Yadkinville Presbyterian Church as Pastor, to Campus Minister, 
University of North Carolina, Greensboro 

- Installation Commission 

• Ruth Ann Brouwer Lenger (Candidate) - call to Spencer Presbyterian Church as Pastor 

- Call Forms 

- Ordination Commission 
. Installation Commission 

• Lou McAlister East (Candidate) - to Westminster Presbyterian Church (Burlington) as 
Interim Pastor 

- Ordination Commission 

Reference: Committee on Ministry 

B. Minutes of Ordination/Installation Commissions 

L Philip A. Beck 

2. William J. MacDonald 

3. Mary C McNeal Reference: Stated Clerk 

C. Request for Honorable Retirement from Henry J. Keating 

Reference: Committee on Ministry 

D. Articles of Incorporation from Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church effective February 20, 1995 

Reference: Stated Clerk 

E. The Reverend Pat Stewart Certified Christian Educator 

Reference: Educational Ministry Committee 



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F. Fund for Theological Education (1%) Participation of Salem churches in the Fund has increased 
steadily over the past years. The money is used to support the work of our Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) seminaries and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education. Twenty-three Salem churches 
contributed $30,483.42 in 1990. Both the number of churches and the amount given has increased each 
year with thirty-eight churches giving $47,134.89 in 1994. 

G. Presbyterian World Service - Disaster Response Update 

Texas/Oklahoma - May 5. Among hardest hit was Ft Worth area: 70-mile per hour winds, softball-size 
hail, flash flooding (21 dead, 100+ families homeless, hundreds injured). PWS helping affected 
Presbyteries assess needs and develop appropriate response. 

Oklahoma City Bombing - April 19. PWS provided $30,000 from the One Great Hour of Sharing 
Offering to Indian Nations Presbytery for grants, counseling, and support/advocacy of survivors. 
Louisiana 19 inches of rain in short period felled trees, caused flooding, fires, stalled mass transit, and 
shut down schools and businesses affecting over 40,000 families in New Orleans alone. PWS provided 
$10,000 from the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering for food, clothing, shelter, and building 
materials. 

H. Salem Children Reciting Catechism for Young Children Synod reports that 13 children have received 
certificates and $15 checks from a fund that supports and encourages the study and memorization of 
the Catechism. They are: 

Guilford Park Church 



Jane Andrews Nelson 


age 


9 


Burlington First Church 






Nancee Elizabeth Bingenheimer 


age 


11 


Andrew Tatum Carrouth 


age 


10 


Garrett Lee Davis 


age 


10 


Laura Beth Dingeldein 


age 


11 


Sara Lloyd Ely 


age 


11 


Laura Kristen Hruslinski 


age 


10 


Amy Britton Lassiter 


age 


10 


William Clarke Lindley, Jr. 


age 


11 


Kathleen Wilson Mantz 


age 


10 


Collins Brady McAdams 


age 


10 


Thomas Davis McGowen, IE 


age 


10 


Megan Katherine Monroe 


age 


10 



L Notification of Bethel Church concerning congregational vote August 13, 1995, regarding officer 
election procedures [Book of Order G-14.0203A(1) & (2)]. 

J. Report of activities of NC Council of Churches (see attached sheet). 

K. Bicentennial Fund Accountability Committee Report for Quarter Ending July 30, 1995 

Bicentennial Fund Receipts For The Quarter $ 732739 

Total Bicentennial Fund Receipts To Date 87,941.90 
Bicentennial Fund Disbursements For The Quarter 3300.00 
Total Bicentennial Fund Disbursements To Date 36,110.22 
Unfulfilled Bicentennial Pledges To Date $750,948.94 

Reference: Information 

L. Letter from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation regarding "New Era Philanthropy*. 

Reference: Information 



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APPENDIX C 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO RECORD 

The Presbytery received and admitted to the record the following Minutes of Administrative Commissions 
appointed to ordain/install ministers. 

INSTALLATION OF PHILIP A. BECK 
AS PASTOR OF MEMORIAL CHURCH, GREENSBORO 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install Philip A. Beck as Pastor of Memorial Presbyterian 
Church, met at the Memorial Church on June 11, 1995, at 2:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Ann 
Jahnes. The prayer was offered by Ann Jahnes. The following members were present: Ministers Ann Jahnes, 
Nathan Byrd, James Miller, Elders Margaret McKnight and Mary Ann Pardue. Ann Jahnes was elected 
Moderator and Margaret McKnight, Clerk of the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 3:00 p.m., the Moderator presiding. Nathan Byrd preached the sermon using as his text II Timothy 4:6-16 
and his topic, "Installed Because He Is Called". Mary Ann Pardue propounded the constitutional questions 
to the minister and the congregation. Ann Jahnes offered the prayer of installation. Philip A. Beck was 
declared duly installed as Pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church according to the Constitution of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). James Miller charged the Pastor and the congregation. 

Philip A. Beck, the newly installed Pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the service the Commission 
reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by James Miller. 

INSTALLATION OF WILLIAM J. MacDONALD 
AS ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF FIRST CHURCH, WINSTON-SALEM 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install William J. MacDonald as Associate Pastor of First 
Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem, met at First Presbyterian Church on June 21, 1995, at 7:00 p.m. The 
meeting was called to order by Gordon Jenkins. The prayer was offered by Russell RitcheL The following 
members were present: Ministers Dean Wolf, Russell Ritchel, Maggi Henderson; Elders Gordon Jenkins, 
Rudolph Boone, and Luella Graves. Gordon Jenkins was elected Moderator and Russell Ritchel, Clerk of 
the Commission. Dean Wolf of West Presbytery (EPC) was welcomed and invited to sit with the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 7:00 p.m., the Moderator presiding. Dean Wolf preached the sermon using as his text Acts 2:42-47 and his 
topic, "Joy, Joy, Joy!" Gordon Jenkins propounded the constitutional questions to the minister. Luella Graves 
offered the prayer of installation. William J. MacDonald was declared duly installed as Associate Pastor of 
First Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem according the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S .A.). 
Maggi Henderson charged the Associate Pastor, and Russell Ritchel charged the congregation. 

William J. MacDonald, the newly installed Associate Pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the 
service the Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer. 



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INSTALLATION OF MARY CAMERON McNEAL 
AS PASTOR OF FAITH CHURCH, GREENSBORO 



The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install Mary Cameron McNeal as Pastor of Faith 
Presbyterian Church, met at the Faith Church on April 30, 1995, at 3:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order 
by Z N. Holler. The prayer was offered by George Goodman. The following members were present: 
Ministers Z N. Holler, George Goodman, Jean Rodenbough; Elders Barbara Clawson, Jack Cornet, and John 
Barney. Z N. Holler was elected Moderator and Barbara Clawson, Clerk of the Commission. George 
Goodman, Presbytery of the Peaks, was welcomed and invited to sit with the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 3:00 p.m., the Moderator presiding. George Goodman preached the sermon using as his text II Corinthians 
5:18-6:1 and his topic, "Covenanting to Share Ministry". Z N. Holler propounded the constitutional questions 
to the minister. Jack Cornet propounded the constitutional questions to the congregation. Z N. Holler 
offered the prayer of installation. Mary C McNeal was declared duly installed as Pastor of Faith Presbyterian 
Church according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.SA.) Barbara Clawson charged the 
Pastor and Jean Rodenbough charged the congregation. 

Mary G McNeal, the newly installed Pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the service the 
Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer. 



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APPENDIX D 

FINANCIAL OPERATING PROCEDURES 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 
Presbytery Financial Services 

1. The "Presbytery Financial Services" through the Treasurer 
shall receive, hold, and disburse funds to governing bodies, 
including Presbytery, and agencies as designated by the 
churches of Salem Presbytery or according to self -allocation 
percentages approved by Presbytery. 

2. The treasurer shall have the authority as directed by the 
"Budget /Finance Committee" to establish bank accounts and 
special control accounts for the receipt and handling of 
funds according to written agreements. 

3. Church Treasurers should remit all unified and selected 
Presbyterian Mission giving to the Treasurer with care taken 
that all designated funds are marked carefully to insure 
their proper, intended use. Checks should be made payable 
to Salem Presbytery and should be accompanied by the 
appropriate transmittal form detailing the designation of 
funds and how they will be paid- -monthly, quarterly, etc. 

4. All funds for all Presbytery programs, shall be received and 
expended by the Treasurer. Committees of Presbytery do not 
have the authority to hold funds for Presbytery programs or 
establish bank accounts for such funds. 

5. At least quarterly, financial statements shall be prepared 
for the "Budget /Finance Committee" and units of Presbytery. 

Internal Operating Procedures 

1. A double-entry accounting system employing fund accounting 
principles shall be used in order to maintain all financial 
records . 

2. A chart of accounts detailing all accounts in the general 
ledger shall be maintained. 

3. Non-standard journal entries shall be approved by the 
Treasurer. 

4. Adequate backup (two copies) of computerized records shall 
be maintained on a daily basis and at least one copy shall 
be stored in a secure and fire resistant location. 

5. Bank reconciliations shall be done on a monthly basis with 
all receipts and disbursements being verified. 



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Financial Operating Procedures 

Page 2 ^ 

6. Controls of Presbytery receipts shall be handled as follows: 

a. Segregation of responsibilities shall be maintained as 
to the listing and entering/depositing of receipts on a 
daily basis. 

b. All checks shall be restrict ively endorsed upon 
receipt . 

c. All daily posting to the church accounts shall be 
balanced back to the general ledger control accounts to 
insure the accuracy of posting. 

7. Expenditures for operational expenses shall be made through 
the oversight of the appropriate unit. 

8. Payroll shall be administered through the Presbytery Office 
according to the following procedures: 

a. Employees shall have a W-4, NC-4, and a 1-9 on file in 
order to be set up on the payroll accounts. 

b. Payroll will be administered according to the 
Presbytery Personnel Policies and Procedures. j 

c. Requests for payment of hourly wages shall be approved 
by the employee's immediate supervisor. Exempt staff 
shall be paid according to the terms of their 
call/cont racts . 

d. Payroll records shall be reconciled back to supporting 
documentation to insure accuracy. 

e. Tax deposits and reports shall be made on a timely 
basis . 

f . All employees shall be paid according to prescribed pay 
periods . 

External Operating Procedures 

1. All revenue and expenses shall be monitored by the 
"Budget /Finance Committee". 

2. The accounts of Presbytery shall be audited annually by 
Certified Public Accountant approved by the "Budget /Finance 
Committee". The findings of the audit shall be reported to 
Presbytery and shall be available for inspection by any 
governing body or member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



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Financial Operating Procedures 
Page 3 

3. Reserves and excess cash shall be invested under the 
supervision of the "Budget /Finance Committee" exercising 
appropriate fiduciary responsibility. At the discretion of 
the "Budget /Finance Committee", negotiable securities and/or 
access to them may require two authorized signatures. 

4. Budget carry-over from one year to the next budget unit 
shall not be permitted. The budget for each budget unit 
shall begin at zero with requests for funding supported by 
rationale based on the mission goals and priorities of 
Presbyteries . 

5. Institutions and agencies of Presbytery, and the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and institutions and agencies 
with official relationship to the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) shall clear through the Budget /Finance Committee 
and the Council for recommendation to Presbytery any 
requests for funds, including campaigns and offerings. 
Presbytery may recommend to its churches special offerings 
or campaigns for an institution officially related to 
Presbytery. The request for the special offering must be 
received either before or during the budget hearing for the 
budget year in which the offering is to be received. Such 
offerings or campaigns may not be solicited except during 
the first six months of the upcoming budget year.* 

6. In order to provide for flexible budgeting of programs, a 
Program Pool shall be included as a line item in the annual 
budget for the Coordinating Council to use in budgeting new 
programs or in adjusting budget programs. 

7. The Personnel Committee shall make recommendations regarding 
staff salaries and other related expenses, after proper 
review and consultation. These recommendations shall be 
presented and used in budget preparation, but shall be 
subject to review and adjustment by a joint meeting of the 
Coordinating Council and "Budget /Finance Committee" before 
being presented to Presbytery. 

8. All disbursements shall be made by check. No voucher shall 
be approved and no check shall be issued except for expenses 
which are within the adopted budget and have been approved 
by proper unit. Unit expenditures shall be made as follows: 

a. Requests for disbursements to satisfy unit obligations 
shall be accompanied by supporting documentation. 

b. All program expenses shall be authorized by the unit 
expending the funds and that all vouchers for 
expenditures ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 must be 
signed by the chair of the unit. 



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♦ 



Financial Operating Procedures 
Page 4 



c. The Presbytery will not honor bills from a previous 
year unless or until they have been approved by the 
current committee moderator. Once, approved, those 
expenses are then charged against the budget of that 
committee for the current year. 



All proposed unit expenses which exceed $5,000 which 
are not individually identified in the budget must have 
the approval of the Council. 



9. All checks must have at least one authorized signature. For 
checks of $10,000 or more, two authorized signatures will be 
required. "The Budget /Finance Committee" shall authorize 
persons to sign checks. 

10. Replacement for checks of $25 or less may be drawn only 
after ninety (90) days shall have passed; checks amounting 
to more than $25 may be replaced prior to the expiration of 
ninety (90) days at the request of the recipient and 
pursuant to the payment by the recipient of applicable bankA|| 
service charges relating to stop payment of checks. 



11. The Presbytery shall use a board designated cash-flow 
reserve which at the beginning of each new fiscal year shall 
be a minimum of $125,000 with annual review. Funds from 
this reserve shall be used only to maintain an adequate cash 
flow for the work of Presbytery. 

12. Persons handling cash and other valuable assets will be 
covered by fidelity Insurance at a level determined by the 
"Budget /Finance Committee". 



13. Credit card use shall be approved by the "Budget /Finance 
Committee" for authorized disbursements by designated staff 
personnel . 

14. All Financial Forms shall be approved by the "Budget /Finance 
Committee. " 

15. The "Budget /Finance Committee" shall recommend procedures, 
mileage rates, and other guidelines for allowable Presbytery 



unit expenses when preparing the budget . 




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Financial Operating Procedures 
Page 5 

16. The "Budget /Finance Committee" shall oversee the movement of 
financial records from active to inactive, to permanent 
storage or destruction. The following criteria shall be 
used in determining the type of financial records to be kept 
and the length of time to be maintained: 

• 

a. Availability of duplicate information elsewhere 

b. Identification of information summarized in minutes 

c. Location of primary source of information 

d. Usefulness of records to operation of Presbytery 

e. Records Retention Schedule shall be consistent with 
legal requirements. 



♦GUIDELINES FOR INTERPRETATION (Solicitation of Funds Policy) 

1. Presbytery shall be concerned that its churches not be 
inundated with requests for funds in any given year. 

2. Institutions and agencies of Presbytery, and the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and institutions and 
agencies with official relationship to the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.) shall request approval of Salem 
Presbytery for inclusion on a recommended list of 
approved solicitors of special offerings and campaigns 
in any given year. 



3. Presbytery shall be concerned that our churches have 
adequate information in setting their priorities in 
response to such requests. 

4. Institutions and agencies that wilfully ignore this 
policy will be subject to not receiving support from 
Presbytery, either financial or otherwise. 

5. Institutions and agencies of Presbytery (not including 
institutions and agencies of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) or other related bodies) shall NOT collect 
funds for endowments through such special offerings or 
campaigns . 

6. Presbytery should be concerned to carry out this policy 
so that churches would understand its helping nature, 
rather than perceive Presbytery in a negative role. 



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GUIDELINES FOR LOAN AND GRANT FUNDS 



APPENDIX E 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
ADMINISTRATION OF LOAN AND GRANT FUNDS 

A. The Budget and Finance Committee of Salem Presbytery 
will administer and oversee the Loan and Grant Funds 
of the Presbytery including real and intangible 
properties not otherwise being administered by the 
Divisions/Committees, Council, Committee on Ministry, 
local congregations, or institutions of the Presbytery. 

B. Requests for the use of funds from the Loan and Grant 
Funds will be processed by the Finance Committee and 
approved by Council. 

C. The status of loans (notes receivable) will be reviewed 
by the Budget and Finance Committee in cooperation with 
the Office of Presbytery. 

D. The investment of the Loan and Grant Funds' cash on 
hand will be managed by the Budget and Finance 
Committee in cooperation with the Office of Presbytery. 

E. Interest earned will be credited and handled as 
follows: 

1. The interest earned by the Church Development Fund 
shall be credited to the Church Development Fund; 

2. Interest earned by the General Loan Fund shall be 
used in the following priority order: 

a. Restore the General Loan Fund to its minimum 
desired level of S150,000. 

b. Restore the Grant Fund to its maximum desired 
level of 515,000. 

c. Return any balance to the General Loan Fund. 

3. Interest earned from the Grant Fund shall be 
credited to the Grant Fund. 

F. The minimum fund balances of all assets which includes 
cash in hand as well as outstanding loans are listed 
be low-. 

Church Development Fund S 70,000 

The General Loan Fund 150,000 

These minimum levels of all assets will be maintained 
for the purpose of making loans. 



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The Grant Fund shall be restored to the desired maximum 
level of 515,000 as funds become available. 



G. Reports will be made to the Presbytery on all loan and 
Grant requests received and acted upon by the Finance 
Committee and Council. Reports on approved loans will 
include the purpose, the amount, the rate of interest, 
and the length of the repayment period of the loans . 

Reports on approved grants will include the purpose, 
the amount, and other pertinent details of the grant. 

H. An annual report on the status of the Loan and Grant 
Funds, including the available cash on hand, will be 
made by the Budget and Finance Committee to the Winter 
meeting of Presbytery. 

I. Publicizing the availability of the Loan and Grant 
Funds will be the responsibility of the Budget and 
Finance Committee. 

II. LOAN FUNDS 

A. Type and Purpose of Loan Funds 

1. Church Development Fund 

Established with designated monies collected from 
special campaigns in Concord and Orange 
Presbyteries for church development and 
redevelopment in the presbyteries. 

2. General Loan Fund 

Loans for capital improvements can be made from 
this fund to churches of Salem Presbytery. 
Although loans from the General Loan Fund are 
principally for small churches, a church with over 
one hundred fifty (150) members needing funds for 
capital improvements may make a request for a loan 
to the Finance Committee. 

B. Guidelines for Loan Funds 

1. Loans are available to churches as defined above. 

2. The interest rate for a loan will be the greater 
of either seven per cent (7%) per annum or the 
prevailing prime rate at the time the loan is made 
less eight percentage (8%) points, and the 
interest rate will be calculated on the unpaid 
balance of the loan. 



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3. The maximum dollar amount of each loan will be 
determined by the availability of funds at the 
time of the request, by the ability of the church 
to repay the loan, and by the limits stated below : 

a. Church Development Loan Funds cannot exceed 
eighty per cent (80%) of the proposed 
expenditure . 

b. General Loan Funds cannot exceed eighty per 
cent (80%) of the proposed capital improve- 
ment expenditure. 



4. The maximum length of time for repayment of loans: 

a. Church Development Loan Fund repayments 
cannot exceed seven (7) years. 

b. General Loan Fund repayments cannot exceed 
seven ( 7 ) years . 

5. The payments for all loans will be made in regular 
monthly installments which include both principal 
and interest. Loans will commence sixty (60) days 
after the loan is made. 

6. Any exception to the section "Guidelines for Loan 
Funds" must be approved by both the Budget and 
Finance Committee and the Council. Exceptions 
must be reported to Salem Presbytery. 

C. Approval of Loans 

1 . All loans must be approved by the Budget and 
Finance Committee and Council. Before a loan is 
approved, the Budget and Finance Committee will 
Consult with the Church Development Committee for 
a church extension loan. 

2. A signed promissory note stating the terms of the 
loan and agreement to repay the full amount owed 
will be required before the Budget and Finance 
Committee can loan any funds. 

III. GRANT FUNDS 

A. Type and Purpose of Grant Funds 

1 . Grant Fund 

Grants for capital improvements can be made from this 
fund to churches of the Presbytery with fewer than one 



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hundred fifty (150) members, 
at an established minimum by 
the General Loan Fund. 



B. Guidelines for Grant Funds 



This Fund is maintained 
Interest transferred from 



1. Grants are available to churches as defined above 
in the section entitled, "Type and Purpose of 
Grant Funds . " 



2. The maximum dollar amount of each grant will be 
determined by the availability of funds at the 
time of the request and will be considered on an 
individual basis. 

3. Any special terms deemed appropriate for a grant 
may be considered on an individual basis. 

C. Approval of Grants 

1. All grants must be approved by the Budget and 
Finance Committee. Before a grant is approved, 
the Budget and Finance Committee will: 

a. Consult with the Small Church Committee for a 
Capital improvement, home mission , or church 
Extension grant to a church with fewer than 
one hundred fifty (150) members. 

b. Consult with the Church Development Committee 
or a church extension grant. 

c. Grants in excess of 35,000 must be approved 
by Council. 

2. A donation contract signed by authorized church 
members will be required before the Budget and 
Finance Committee can recommend granting any funds 
to a church. 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY 



' 1996 P iuLu sed Budget 



APPENDIX F 



INCOME: 



Benevolence Giving 
Presbyterian Hunger Program 
Program Receipts 
Hsinchu 
Miscellaneous 
Interest Income 
Prior Year Unspent Funds 
TOTAL REVENUE 

EXPENSES: 

ADMINISTRATION COSTS 
Executive Presbyter/S.C. 

Salary 

Housing 

Pension 

Self Employment Ins. 
Dental Ins. 
Continuing Education 
Travel 
Total 

Assoc. Finance/Treasurer 
Salary 
Pension 

Social Security 
Dental Ins. 
Continuing Education 
Travel 
Total 

Assoc Presby Care/Leadership 
Salary 
Housing 
Pension 

Self Employment Ins. 
Dental Ins. 
Continuing Education 
Travel 
Total 

Assoc. Presby. /Congre. Life 
Salary 
Housing 
Pension 

Self Employment Ins. 
Dental Insurance 
Continuing Education 
Travel 
Total 



1993 
Actual 



$1,848,170 
$7,975 
$30,365 
$1,200 
$5,477 
$1,577 
$0 

$1,894,764 



$37,811 
$13,000 
$15 ,315 
$3,887 
$459 
$671 
$4,430 
$75,573 



$41,016 
$11,484 
$3,138 
$231 
$549 
$927 
$57,346 



$25,000 
$13,000 
$10,640 
$2,907 
$459 
$1,073 
$2,758 
$55,837 



$26,894 
$13,000 
$12,025 
$3,052 
$729 
$423 
$1,870 
$57,992 



1994 
Actual 



$1,774,778 
$7,750 
$35,897 
$1,863 
$10,394 
$10,120 
$0 

$1,840,802 



1995 
Budget 



1996 
Proposed 



$38,755 
$13,000 
$15,600 
$3,959 
$483 
$410 
$4,948 
$77,155 



$42,041 
$11,772 
$3,216 
$236 
$519 
$520 
$58,304 



$21,993 
$16,632 
$11,624 
$2,955 
$483 
$1,139 
$2,693 
$57,519 



$27,566 
$13,000 
$12,227 
$3,103 
$870 
$697 
$3,023 
$60,486 



$1,750,000 
$7,500 
$35,949 
$1,200 
$0 

$2,000 
$1,796,649 



$40,305 
$13,000 
$14,925 
$4,078 
$515 
$1,200 
$4,500 
$78,524 



$43,723 
$12,243 
$3,345 
$252 
$1,000 
$2,500 
$63,063 



$24,873 
$16,632 
$11,621 
$3,175 
$515 
$1,000 
$4,000 
$61,816 



$28,669 
$13,000 
$11,667 
$3 , 188 
$712 
$1,000 
$3,500 
$61,736 



$1,766 ,000 
$3,000 
$34,379 
$0 
$0 

$10,500 
$1,813,879 



$41,716 
$13,000 
$15,320 
$4,186 
$515 
$1,200 
$4,500 
$80,437 



$45,353 

$352 
$1,000 
$2,500 
$65 , 138 



$25,743 
$16,632 
$11,865 
$3,241 
$515 
$1,000 
$4,000 
$62,997 



$29,672 
$13,000 
$11,948 
$3,264 
$515: 
$1,000 
$3,500 
$62,: 



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1993 


1994 


1995 


1996 




Actual 


Actual 


Budget 


Proposed 


Hunger Action Lnanier 










Salaxy 


511 ,591 


511 ,881 


512,356 




Housing 


57,400 


57,400 


$7,400 




Pension 


55 ,724 


55 ,812 


55 ,532 




Self Employment Ins. 


51,453 


51,475 


51,511 




Dental 


5231 


5236 


5231 




Continuing Education 


5181 


565 


5500 




Travel 


5506 


5411 


51,200 




Total 


527,086 


527,280 


528,730 


$10,000 


Sub Total Program Staff 


5273,834 


5280,744 


5293,868 


$281,472 


NON EXEMPT STAFF 










Salaries/Benefits 


5145,143 


5136 ,897 


•Mat ON*"** 1™* •*■» 

5138,582 


$143 ,433 


Travel 


5676 


5170 


51 ,000 


$1 ,000 


Continuing Education 


5398 


5402 


5800 


/*» o aa 

$300 


Overtime /bonus/temporary 


51 , 603 


53 , 174 


51 ,000 


$1 ,300 


Pritchett (Orange Prsby) 


58,740 


5728 


50 


$0 


Sub Total Non-exempt 


5156,560 


5141,371 


5141,382 


$146,533 


TOTAL STAFF COMPENSATION 


5430,394 


5422,115 


5435,250 


$428,005 


Office Costs 










Rent/Utilities 


523 , 550 


523 , 550 


523,550 


$23,550 


Telephone 


58,369 


58,663 


58,000 


$9 ,000 


Custodial 


51,980 


51,980 


51 ,980 


$2 ,000 


Service /Maintenance 


510,354 


513,876 


511,000 


/a, aa *>t AAA 

$12 ,000 


Office Supplies 


5395 


(52,755) 


51,634 


A 1 AAA 

$1 ,000 


Postage 


53,950 


52,619 


54,000 


$4 ,000 


Equipment Maintenance 


51,486 


5164 


51 ,500 


$1 ,000 


Equipment Purchase 


53,318 


516 ,248 


51 ,000 


«*t AAA 

52 ,000 


Audit/Legal 


57,960 


57 , 960 


58,500 


$8 ,500 


Insurance 


57,355 


$7,063 


57 ,500 


#•»*■? AAA 

$7 ,000 


Miscellaneous 


5100 


5165 


5200 


f*a) A 

$0 


Legal Fees 


50 


50 


$500 


$500 


Motor Vehicle 


50 


516,589 


50 


50 


Sub Total 


568,818 


596 , 122 


569,364 


$70,550 


TOTAL ADMINISTRATION COST 


5499,212 


5518,237 


5504,614 


$498,555 


GOVERNING BODY FUNCTIONS 










Council Costs 


56 ,460 


515 ,783 


$9,825 


«a» f it OA 

$5 ,490 


Black Caucus 


5347 


52,518 


$981 


$3 ,900 


Evaluation & Goals 


5258 


523 


$800 


O AA 

$800 


Nominating Committee 


5567 


5955 


$500 


$935 


Permanent Judicial Com. 


526 


590 


$1,200 


$1 ,200 


Representation Committee 


582 


574 


$100 


«•*) •« A A 

$100 


Stated ClerK/Presbytery 


517,159 


514,639 


$15 ,900 


Art ^ O CA 

$16 ,250 


Women of Color 


51,558 


5520 


$880 


$1 ,025 


Self Development Committee 


(5210) 


51 


$0 


$0 


Bi-Centennial Committee 


570 


5432 


$0 


$0 


TOTAL GOVERNING BODY 


S26 ,317 


535 ,035 


$30 , 186 


$29 ,700 




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1993 


1994 


1995 


1996 




Actual 


Actual 


Budget 


Proposed 


ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIV. 










UlVlblUU UUoLd 








S100 


Communication Committee 


$6,327 


$6,326 


$9,134 


$7,934 


BUQucw c xneuice uouuuj. ui-ct; 










Personnel Committee 


$535 


$415 


$600 


$600 


TOTAL ADMINISTRATIVE SERV 


$7,727 


$7,451 


$10,523 


$9,323 


CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 












v <-> u ^ 




,wvw 


S2 650 


Church Development Committee 


$65,317 


$42,983 


$115,000 


$127,116 










S7 150 


Small Church Committee 


$111,184 


$116,844 


$118,000 


$118,000 


TOTAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT 


$179,075 


$167,028 


$244,150 


$254,916 


CHURCH IN THE WORLD DIVISION 










Division Costs 


$2,285 


$790 


$3,350 


$200 


Urban Ministry Grants 


$28,500 


$24,292 


$20,167 


$20,028 


Hunger Committee 


$343 


$863 


$4,400 


$1,500 


Peacemaking Committee 


$6,213 


$580 


$6,900 


$3,375 


Social Justice Committee 


$2,081 


$568 


$2 ,081 


$11,250 


Criminal Justice Committee 


$9,330 


$9,240 


$10,200 


$0 


Women's Ministry Committee 


$802 


$1,522 


$2,500 


$3,000 


Par*T?*1 Ethnic PnnnrH ^^a^ 






}03»J 


$0 


Higher Education Committee 


$29,007 


$36,722 


$41,375 


$48,375 




ec qa-3 






S12 .300 


Ecumenical Relations Comm. 


$608 


$636 


$2,000 


$2,300 


TOTAL CHURCH/WORLD DIV. 


$85,490 


$86,502 


$102,823 


$102,328 


COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 










Examinations Committee 


$1,061 


$859 


$1,400 


$1,400 


Committee Expenses 


$5,665 


$6,198 


$7,000 


$8,200 


Calls & Vacancies Committee 


$1,717 


$19,551 


$2,000 


$2,000 


Conciliation Committee 


$254 


$1,500 


$1,000 


$2,250 


Visitation Committee 


$496 


$254 


$1,000 


$2,400 


PT^T3aT*a"f t on 'foT* M'iiri^^TV 

c acwcu auxmi lul tin t^a y 






«>i.-L , Xww 


$23,285 


Professional Development 


$1,747 


$2 , 108 


$2,000 


$0 


Professional Support 


$2,661 


$1,750 


$3,000 


$6,700 


Compensation/Retirement 


$7,967 


$3,490 


$3,500 


$3,500 


TOTAL COMTE. ON MINISTRY 


$40,250 


$55,653 


$42,000 


$49,735 



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CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIVISION 

Division Costs 
Pathways Committee 
Educational Ministry Cmte. 
Stewardship Education Cmte. 
Worship and Music Committee 
Resource Centers Committee 
Youth Ministry Committee 
Children's Ministry Cmte. 
Singles Committee 
Adult Ministry Committee 
Presbyterian Men 
Spiritual Formation/Enrichme 

TOTAL CONGREGATIONAL LIFE 

OUTDOOR MINISTRIES 

Outdoor Ministries Division 
Camp Grier 

CampsNewHope /Presbyterian Pt 
Admin. Cost — New Hope/Presby 

TOTAL OUTDOOR MINISTRIES 
TOTAL PRESBYTERY OPERATIONS 

ASSESSMENTS 
General Assembly 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 
BUDGETED BENEVOLENCE 
General Assembly 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 
Higher Governing Bodies Tota 
TOTAL EXPENSES 

Excess Income /Expenditure 



1993 
Actual 



$38 
$6 ,072 
$3,534 
$1,279 

$873 
$3,666 
$13,991 

$660 

$324 
$1,819 

$232 
$1,731 

$34,219 



$405 
$33,543 
$74,352 
$3,600 

$111,900 

$984,188 



$167,237 
$95,455 

$350,763 
$209,795 

$1,807,438 
$87,326 



1994 
Actual 



$2 

$4,238 
$1,994 
$679 
$359 
$1,448 
$8,969 
$829 
$413 
$1,061 
$892 
$919 

$21,803 



$139 
$28,283 
$64,390 
$3,800 

$96,612 

$988,321 



$165,998 
$96,442 

$297,917 
$213,243 

$1,761,921 
$78,881 



1995 
Budget 



$150 
$9,000 
$5,025 
$1,500 
$1,450 
$3,400 
$14,000 
$2,000 
$1,000 
$2,515 

$700 
$2,000 

$42,740 



$600 
$29,932 
$66,634 
$4,000 

$101,166 

$1,078,202 

$165,997 
$96,642 

$256,831 
$198,977 

$1,796,649 
$0 



1996 
Proposed 



$250 
$8,000 
$3,720 
$2,075 
$2,000 
$3,100 
$8,400 
$2,150 
$1,000 
$2,450 
$1,000 
$1,950 

$36,095 



$600 
$30,755 
$71,886 
$4,160 

$107,401 

$1,088,053 

$165,997 
$91,461 

$261,375 
$206,993 
$725,826 
$1,813,879 
$0 



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APPENDIX G 



Focus Area Living Out the Nature of the Counectional Church in Partnership with 
Sessions, Synod, and General Assembly 



Weighted 
Rank 
3 



Rank 
126 

271 

184 



86 



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Strategic Needs to be addressed: 

Design and implement effective, open, accessible communication system 
(dialogue, information sharing, quick response) to include appropriate software 
application 

Develop occasions and methods through which education on issues, faith sharing, 
Bible study, and open discussion can take place (Presbytery meetings, town 
meetings, special gatherings, etc) 

Develop a system of regular, frequent in person contacts with each session (at 
least sharing Presbytery goals and understanding needs of the churches) 

Develop plans to prepare commissioners to Presbytery (Synod/GA) meetings for 
effective participation and reporting back to session/congregation 

Design a stewardship program which includes encouraging use of the 
Presbyterian Foundation and of local church foundations in support of the 
mission of the whole church 



Comments: 



Weighted 
Rank 
2 



Focus Area Nurturing Congregations 

Rank Strategic Needs to be addressed: 



206 Emphasize ministry to young families with children (ways to reach, teach, 
support, etc.) 

258 Develop leaders (both lay and clergy) for service as officers, teachers, and 
program moderators for local churches 

125 Gather a variety of resources (print, media, people, etc.) to be available to 
churches and ministers 



131 Celebrate and use the diversity of our membership as an opportunity for growth 
in our service to Christ 



Comments: 



213 



Focus Area Providing Support to Developing/Redeveloping Churches 

ghted Rank Strategic Needs to be addressed: 

238 Emphasize evangelism and educate leaders in strategies and methods 

227 Develop simple, short, workable plans for starting new churches and 
redeveloping, revitalizing existing churches 

222 Focus on particular aids to strengthen all our smaller membership churches and 
to redevelop those with special opportunities 

Comments: 



Focus Area Caring for Church Professionals 

ghted Rank Strategic Needs to be addressed: 
ink 

254 Develop system of sensitive care and support of church professionals (spiritual, 
emotional, financial needs) 

167 Establish fall and spring, short term continuing education events 

196 Institute a "pastor shepherd" program conveniently available in each section 

40 Gain access to theological libraries through computer technology 

Comments: 



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Weighted 
Rank 
3 



Focus Area Initiating A Regional Witness Faithful To the Ministry of Christ 
Rank Strategic Needs to be addressed: 

126 Provide facilities and program to strengthen regional Outdoor Ministries 
opportunities for youth and other church groups 

96 Build strong, cooperative, ecumenical, and Presbyterian inter-governing body 
support, study, and witness programs minis tering to college and university 
students, faculty, and administration 

155 Develop a cooperative network of service agencies so that together we may more 
effectively change the root causes of poverty and increase self-sufficiency of our 
less privileged neighbors 

104 Stress the nature of our unity in the midst of our diversity 

139 Offer frequent opportunities for "hands-on" work experiences in solidarity with 
the poor, homeless, and hungry 

62 Strengthen ecumenical awareness through contacts, conversations, and 
cooperation with other denominations 

Comments: 



Weighted 
Rank 
1 



Focus Area Participating in the Worldwide Mission of the Church 

Rank Strategic Needs to be addressed: 

266 Increase local church knowledge and co mmit ment to the worldwide mission 
through education, travel/work trips, personal contact by mission workers, etc. 

199 Develop simpler lifestyle training programs and accompanying commitment to 
increased giving to mission efforts 

149 Focus understanding of and commitment to Pennies-for-Hunger/2 Cents-A-Meal 
(including children) 

Comments: 



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INDEX 



Candidate for the Gospel Ministry 
Examination & Reception of 

Francis J. Rivers 192 

Commissioners to the General Assembly, Report of 175 

Commissioning Service 

Mexico Work Trip Participants 179 

Hsinchu Partnership Witness Team 179 

Committees, Reports of 

Bicentennial Fund Accountability Committee 190 

Budget and Finance Committee 174 

Church Development Committee 189 

Committee on Ministry 186 

Council 171 

Evanglism Committee 178 

Examinat ions Committee 180 

Goals and Evaluation Committee 173, 191 

Nominating Committee 176 

Personnel Committee 173 

Triennial Review 

Hewon Han 173 

Preparation for Ministry Committee 191 

Social Justice Committee 174 

Women's Ministry Committee 175 

Enrollment 166 

Minimun Salary Compensation Standards, 1996 187 

Ministers 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Appointment of 

Lou McAlister East 181 

Ann B. Jahnes 188 

Alyce Marie Kelly 182 

Ruth Ann Brouwer Lenger 184 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Minutes of 

Philip A. Beck 198 

William J. MacDonald 198 

Dismissals of 

Shawn E. Barkley 187 

Ivan W. Lowery 186 

Rollin M Steele, Jr 187 

Dissolutions of Pastoral Relationships 

Shawn E. Barkley - Crestwood 187 

Ann B. Jahnes - Yadkinville 187 



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Heniy J. Keating - Winston-Salem First 187 

Ivan W. Lowery - Cameron/Mocksville Second/ML Vernon 186 

Rollin M. Steele, Jr. - Springwood 187 

Reception of 

Virginia Ann Cowfer - Member-at-Large 185 

Lou McAlister East - Interim, Westminster (Burlington) 180 

Alyce Marie Kelly - Pastor, Allen Temple 181 

Ruth Ann Brouwer Lenger - Pastor, Spencer 183 

Retirement of 

Henry J. Keating 187 

Omnibus Motion 170 

Service of Honorable Retirement 

George C Carpenter 174 

Lucius A. Gray 179 

Worth N. Watts 179 



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Minutes of 




TWENTY-EIGHTH STATED MEETING 
GLENDALE SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GLENDALE SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA 
October 24, 1995 



MINUTES OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 



TWENTY-EIGHTH STATED MEETING 
GLENDALE SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GLENDALE SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA 

October 24, 1995 



OFFICERS 



Moderator Margaret Marks 

Moderator-in-Nomination N. N. Fleming, HI 

Stated Clerk John M Handley 

Recording Clerk Robert M Matthews 



PRESBYTERY'S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk John M Handley 
Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer Willie D. Garvin 

Associate Presbyter for Congregational Life Hewon Han 
Associate Presbyter for Care and 

Development of Leadership A. Michael Warren 

Hunger Action Enabler Catherine J. Reed 

Associate for Camp Ministries Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 

Associate for Camps and Conferences Paul Ransford 

Administrative Assistant Esther Preston 

Executive Secretary Phyllis Plyler 

Bookkeeper Sara Williams 

Receptionist/Secretary Judy Brock 

Secretary Brenda Nance 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 Lewisville-CIemmons Road 
Suite 308 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
Phone: (910) 766-3393 
FAX: (910) 766-7153 



TWENTY-EIGHTH STATED MEETING 



MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 



GLENDALE SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



GLENDALE SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA 
October 24, 1995 



The Twenty-Eighth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery, held on Tuesday, October 24, 1995, at the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Church in Glendale Springs, North Carolina, was opened at 8:45 with a hymn-sing led 
by Guy Hunt and was called to order by Moderator Margaret Marks at 9:00 a.m. She led the opening prayer, 
and the Presbytery joined in a service of Worship and Communion. The liturgist was the Reverend Alyce 
Kelly. The Reverend Phillip Pogue preached the sermon entitled, "One". The pianist was Elder Debbie Coles. 



ENROLLMENT 



Commissioners 
Elders 
Ministers 

Corresponding Members 
Ministers 

Church Educators 



141 
111 



Administrative 

Non-Commissioners 

Visitors 



Total 



3 
78 

339 



The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-F 



Wyatt Aiken, Jr., Jesse W. Bledsoe, Linda L Blessing, Ronald L. Bowie, Ernest M. Bradford, Warren C. 
Brannon, John C. Brearley, Malcolm M. Bullock, Charles E. Carter, Robert E. Cleveland, Frederick A. H. 
Coates, William J. Cowfer, O. Leighton Culler, Kermit W. Dancy, Dale W. Davidson, Frank M. Dew, Barbara 
E Dua, Christopher F. East, Lou McAlister East, Stewart E. Ellis, Robert G Evans, UJ, Carlton A. G. 
Eversley, Jeffrey J. Falter, Dusty K. Fiedler, Carol C. Fisher, Charles G. Fitzpatrick, E. B. Freeman. 



G-M 



Robert M Gant, Jr., Murv' L. Gardiner, Philip R. Gehman, Robert J. Goforth, Lucius A. Gray, J. Randy Hall, 
John M. Handley, Holly D. Hayes, William C. Hayes, James Henderson, Margret L. Henderson, Robert W. 
Henderson, David L. Henry, Cynthia R. Higgins, Fredrick R. Horner, Robert M. Howard, Joanne R. Hull, Guy 
W. Hut, Jr., George Hunter, Ann B. Jahnes, Kurt W. Johnston, William Jones, Alyce M. Kelly, J. David Kivett, 
William R. Knox, Donald E. Lannon, William F. Lawrence, Jr., David T. Lee-Andrews, David E. Leininger, 
Ruth Ann Brouwer Lenger, S. Edwin Lewis, Joel M Long, William J. MacDonald, Robert M. Matthews, 
Stephen P. McCutchan, Sam E. McGregor, Jr., Mary C. McNeal, Lacy V. McPherson, John L. Milholland, 
James A. Mitcham, Molly Dotson Morgan, Allen E. Morrison, Stephan A. Moss, Lisa M. Mullen, George H 
Murray, IV. 



N-Z 



Gail Porter Nelson, J. Herbert Nelson, Lisa T. Nelson, David C. Partington, S. Curtis Patterson, Jamie Bibee 
Pharr, Phillip J. Pogue, Michael J. Poulos, Chaterine J. Reed, Marie P. Reed, Leland A, Richardson, Russell 



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H. Ritchel, Jr., Jeannette G. Rodenbough, Donald G. Scofield, Jr., Dennis J. Sebesan, A. Carter Shelley, Jeffrey 

D. Smith, Paul R. Snell, Billy F. Sosebee, Joe L. Spears, William F. Stephens, HI, Samuel Stevenson, Larry 

E. Summey, Al F. Thomas, Jr., Dan M. Thornton, John G. Truitt, Jr., Rockwell P. Ward, W. Russell Ward, 
Jr., A. Michael Warren, William C. Weckerly, Kellie E. Weekley, Norman M. Whitney, Sr., John A. Wilkerson, 
Jr., Daniel C. Wilkers, Stephen H Wilkins, William T. Wing, EL Paul D. Woodall, Jr., R. Scott Woodmansee, 
Christopher E. Zorn. 



The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

James H. Allen, L. Adlai Boyd, Nathan L. Byrd, Carole F. Chase, William R. DeLong, Roben A. Fiedler, 
Larry W. Freeman, Scott C. Girard, Hewon Han, David G Heil, Robert W. Herron, Robert S. Jeffords, Sr., 
Walter W. King, Thomas K. Lane, James E. Layman, Robert E. Lee, B. Paul Lindsey, Z. Bradford Long, J. 
Roger Marrow, Steve A Martin, Judson J. Milam, James F. Miller, Steve Macon Pharr, Joseph L. Pickard, 
A B. Plexico, Raymond W. Riddleberger, Paul N. Ridolfi, James M Rissmiller, R. Page Shelton, Jerold D. 
Shetler, Laura M Spangler, David H. Sutton, Erich W. Thompson, Roben R. Tolar, Jr., Benjamin F. Williams, 
J. Gordon Williams, James K. Wilson, Jr., Richard S. Wurst, Jr. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Alonza M Alexander, Lawrence W. Avent, J. Lawrence Ayers, Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr., James H. Banbury, 
Dwight Lee Barker, Edwin C. Brammer, Jr., Charles L. Brown, William Brown, David H Burr, George S. 
Calhoun, Cecil C. Callis, George C. Carpenter, William J. Chappell, L. B. Colquitt, Jr., Frank C Collier, Watt 
M Cooper, Herbert H. Culler, Ares Davidian, Frank A. Davison, F. Marion Dick, C. Wayne Dixon, John E. 
Eliason, Norris L. Fellows, Joseph W. Flora, Robert L. Forbis, Jr., William H Foster, Jr., Milton M Foust, 
Robert O. Freeman, Samuel R. Fudge, Harold E. Fuller, Jr., Joseph M Garrison, J. Stimson Hawkins, Dewitt 
F. Helm, Everett A. Hewlett, Z. N. Holler, John S. Johnson, Henry J. Keating, Morton Kurtz, Julian Lake, 
William F. Long, Wilkes D. Macaulay, James M McDaniel, Charles T. McKee, Allen C. McSween, William 
S. Metzel, Donald Mimbs, K Moser Misenheimer, H Reid Montgomery, William H. Morrison, Joseph B. 
Mullin, Robert E. Osman, Darrell A Parker, Joseph K Parker, Jr., O. W. Perrell, George A Ploger, W. Clark 
Porter, HJ, Donald G. Price, James L. Price, Jr., John A. Redhead, Jr., Gerald N. Reiff, William C. Rhodes, 
Jr., Paul S. Ryoo, Lester E. Sheppard, William R. Smith, m, Jamie D. Stimson, Harry S. Thomas, Robert L. 
Turner, William D. Varker, Stanley M Voth, Harold F. Waldruff, Roy E. Watts, Worth N. Watts, Robert S. 
Wells, John C. Whitley, Frank C. Wilkinson, John A Womeldorf, William J. Wrenn, Jr. 



The following Ministers were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Jonathan C. Barker, Philip A Beck, Janet B. Briscoe, Robert A Bryant, Robert E. Button, David M Cameron, 
Kathryn J. Cameron, M. Gray Clark, Virginia Ann Cowfer, Max E. Deal, James A Dickens, M. Susan Dobyns, 
James T. Frazier, Sherron K George, Carter B. Gillespie, Stephen A Hundley, Phyllis M H. Kort, Roben 
M Lewis, James M Mauldin, E. Thomas Miller, Richard R. Osmer, Fra nklin L. Partridge, HI, Grant M 
Sharp, Jerry M Smith, Steven A Snipes, Patricia F. Stewart, John B. Talmage, Glenn C. Thomason, Charles 
Williams. 



The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their representatives: 
A-F 

Alamance Ralph B. Bare, Bruce Causey, Harvey Stan, Allen Temple Margaret Cowan, Virginia Mott, 
Asheboro First Carolyn Chisholm, Barbara Hochuli, Bethany f Graham) Robert A Bullis, Bethel Joseph 
Brown, Jackie Gerringer, Bethesda CRuffin) James Blackwell, Bethesda (Statesville) Hazel McNeely, Beulah 
Elizabeth R. Scott, Bixby Tom Cornatzer, Boone First Mary Ruth McRae, Buffalo Pauline Morrison, Calvary 



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Marvin Norman, Centre A. W. Woods, Church of the Covenant David Sheets, Clemmons Gordon McKinley, 
Community in Christ Marsha Hooks, Concord Barbara Williams, Cooleemee Grier C. Waller, Crestwood 
Luana Brock, Cross Roads Rachel Thomas, Annie Lee Young, Dellabrook Inis D. Johnson, Dogwood Acres 
Frances Fitzpatrick, Eden First Clyde Morris, Elkin Ralph Lanier, Fairmont Colleen Story, Faith Nancy 
Munday, Fieldstone Steven Kerr, Fifth Creek John Brenner, Flat Rock Alvis L. McAlexander, Forest Hills 
Linda Sasser, Forest Park Stephen Wilson, Francisco Louise Palmer, Franklin G. S. Thomason, Freedom Idella 
S. McClelland, Dorena Stevenson. 

G-M 

Glendale Springs Carol Preble, Grace Treva Cundiff, Willie F. Robinson, Graham Bill Cooke, Greensboro 
First Stella Bjostad, Betsy Oakley, Larry Sitton, Sharon Welker, Greenwood Harvey Carroll, Guilford Park 
Tom Nelson, Hawfields Bennie Covington, Sandy Muller, High Point First Richard D. Meisky, Laird Minear, 
Highland Parks Berry hill, Ibby Whitener, Hills Don Martinat, Hope View C. J. Gant, Jamestown John Hamil, 
Ruth Shoemaker, John Calvin Haywood Cope, Kernersville First L. Spencer Sharp, Jr., Lansing Fred Carter, 
Lorene Powers, Laurel Fork Wheeling Miller, Lexington First Marjorie McCutchen Clark, Jeff Griffith, Robert 
T. Oates, Jr., Lexington Second Horace Gray, James Sechrest, Lloyd Estella McFadden, Elizabeth M West, 
Vera Williams, Logan Daisy M. Keaton, Dorothy C. Mintz, Madison Charles Rodenbough, Josh S. Wall, 
Mebane Ernest Richmond, Marshall Taylor, Mocksville First Ann Long, Esther Wall, Mooresville First Albert 
F. Culp, Delores M Spielman, Ml Jefferson Orleta M Demuth, Ml Tabor John A. Heaggans, Constance 
Puree 11, Ml Vernon Springs W. J. Porter. 

N-Z 

New Creation Community Barbara Clawson, North Wilkesboro David Bender, Ellen Lipscomb, Oak Ridge 
Danny Amos, Old Providence Roy Pence, Parkway Carolyn Parks, Sue Phillips, Pilot Mountain First Freddy 
D. Smith, Pine Ridge Evaline Cook, Pittsboro Cindy Bland, Prospect Danny Bost, Johnny Wilkinson, Reid 
Memorial Mary H. Can, Reidsville First Anne Scott, Salisbury First Parti Glassgow, Susan Mesimer, Dyke 
Messinger, Salisbury Second Robert Julian, Shady Side Charles England, Robert Gilchrist, Shallowford Eugene 
V. Graham, Shiloh (Burlington) Helen Hartman, Smyrna Sallie Rakes traw, Speedwell Nori Torbert, Spencer 
Jonnette Powell, Starmount Ann Cameron, Martha Farthing, Sl Andrews Robert L. Harkness, Ernest W. 
Kiger, St. James Louise F. Cummings, Eva Val Moore, W. Bert Neal, Rosa Yourse, Sl Paul (Greensboro) 
Herb Reese, Tabor Doris L. Troutman, Tavlorsville Cecil Blanton, Third Creek Rodney K. Justin, Thomasville 
First Marian Greeson, Thvatira Charles Sloop, Trinity (Salisbury) Ruth Russell, Myrtle Stevenson, Tinritv 
(Winston-Salem) Mary Homrighous, Unity C. C. Williams, Vandalia Ray Mylan, Wentworth Doc Sherron, 
Westminster (Burlington) Cathy Baldwin, Westminster (Greensboro) Ann Hooker, Rosemary Overton, 
Winston-Salem First Mack Dagenhart, Eleanor Godfrey, James Price, Yadkinville Julia Doub, Yancewille 
Thomas R. McPherson. 



The following Churches were excused from having representatives at this meeting of Presbytery: 

Asbury, Church of the Cross, Covenant, Gulf, Mount Airy First, New Salem, Old Town, Pleasant Grove, 
Sedgefield, Springwood, Stony Creek. 



The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Baird's Creek, Bethany (Statesville), Boonville First, Burlington First, Cameron, Cleveland, Clio, Collinstown, 
Danbury Community, Ebenezer, Edward Webb Memorial, El Bethel, Elmwood, Fellowship, Glenwood, Griers, 
Immanuel, Joyce, Korean First, Little Joe's, Love Valley, Memorial, Milton, Mocksville Second, Mount 
Vernon, Oakland, Oakview, Peak Creek, Piedmont, Pine Hall, Randolph, Red House, Riverview, Rumple 
Memorial, Saint Paul (High Point), Sandy Ridge, Shiloh (Statesville), Siler City, Southminster, Sparta, 
Statesville First, Stoneville, Trinity (Elon College), Whispering Pines, Yadkin United. 



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The following Church Educators were enrolled: 

Carol Edwards, Rebekah Lee-Andrews, Pat Smith, Nancy Wass, Edye Williamson. 

The following Corresponding Members were present: 
Diean J. Campbell, United Methodist Minister. 

The following Administrative Staff were present: 
Willie D. Garvin, Phyllis L. Plyler, Esther K. Preston. 

The following Visitors were registered: 

Doug Aitken, Mary Alexander, State Alexander, Juanita J. Allen, Gladys W. Bailey, Annie Miller Bates, 
Stephanie Beard, Nellie M Bescher, Nettie Blackwell, Virginia Boyle, Lois S. Brake, Johnsie Brannon, Warren 
G Brannon, Jr., C. W. Cameron, Marian Cameron, Margaret G Carr, Roy P. Carr, Gladys Carroll, Bobbie 
Carter, Nell Clapp, Yvonne Cockerham, Debbie Coles, Shirley B. Cornatzer, Calvin Crump, Herbert B emu tit, 
O eta via Edwards, Bethan Faust, Peggy Frazier, Dellene Gudger, Frank Gudger, Kay Hart, Chris Henry, Emily 
Henry, Joshua Henry, Alaina James, Cecil Jividen, Stephanie Johnson, Chuck Jones, David Jones, IL Milnor 
P. Jones, Cynthia Kirkman, Gayl Knox, Christie Leininger, C. Orville Light, Harriet P. Lipe, Margaret S. 
Marks, Cora L. Massey, Ladonna McCarther, Dearieo McFadden, Hal S. McNeely, Elizabeth McPherson, Van 
McPherson, James Miles, Mary N. Mitcham, Patsy Morrison, Brian Mulder, Bea Parker, Jewelene T. Parker, 
Frances Porter, Rick Powers, Jim Price, Laura Quinn, Rainey M. Ratchford, Gwen Reese, Julia M Richmond, 
Lynn Roach, Sue Ruffin, Virgia Rush, Thomas L. Russell, Phyllis Sanders, Otis B. Scott, Robert B. Smith, Bob 
Synder, Mark Stewart, Margaret Straughan, Deryl Torbert, Fred N. Ward, Edith Wasko, Murray M White, 
Jr. 

QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum was present for conducting the business of the Presbytery. 

OMNIBUS MOTION 

Murray White, Moderator of Council, presented the Omnibus Motion. Following opportunity for the removal 
of items, the Omnibus Motion was approved in a single vote. The recommendations so approved appear in 
the reports of the persons or committees making them and are identified by OM designation in the left 
margin. 

DOCKET 

The Docket was presented by Murray White, Moderator of Council, and was approved as amended to remove 
the Theme Presentation to give extended time for the Report of the Synod Commissioners. (See Appendix 
A. pp. 243-245.) 

WELCOME 

The Governing Body was welcomed by the Reverend Phillip Pogue, pastor of the Glendale Springs and Laurel 
Fork Churches. Information regarding the facilities and arrangements for the meeting were presented. 



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ECUMENICAL VISITOR 

The Reverend Phillip Pogue introduced the Reverend Dr. Robert Crewdson, Pastor of Holy Trinity and St. 
Mary's Episcopal Churches, who briefly addressed the Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the Presbytery and recommended 
referrals as appropriate. (Summary of Communications, Appendix B, p. 246.) 

RESOLUTIONS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE 

The Moderator appointed Rob Evans of the Oak Ridge Church, Pat Smith of Eden First Church, and Rosa 
Yourse of St Janes Church of St. James Church to the Resolutions Committee. 



INTRODUCTIONS 

Elders attending Presbytery for the first time were introduced and welcomed. Presbytery welcomed The 
Reverend Ms. Diane Campbell, a United Methodist minister and Pastor of D anbury Community Church, as 
a visitor. 

MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS COMMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The Minutes of Commissions to Ordain and/or Install Pastors were admitted to record. (Appendix C, pp. 247- 
249.) 



BOARD OF PENSIONS PRESENTATION 

Robert Smith, Board of Pensions representative, made a brief presentation to Presbytery regarding retirement 
planning. He was available during the day to talk individually with anyone who is interested. 

THEME PRESENTATION: CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 
Donald Hart, Moderator 

Because of the fullness of the docket the Church Development Division Theme Presentation was postponed 
until the April 1996 meeting of Salem Presbytery. 



PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 
Murray White, Jr., Moderator 

Your Council has met three times since the last Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery. 
ACTIONS REPORTED BY COUNCIL: 

1. As Trustees of Salem Presbytery, Council approved the request of the New Creation Community Church 
to sell a lot located at 3935 Mcintosh Street in Greensboro to Habitat for Humanity for $12,000. 



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2. 



Council approved the following dates: 



Children's Ministry Workshop 
Senior High Retreat 
Festival of Music 
Celebration of Age 



April 27, 1996 
April 29, 1996 
May 2, 1996 



February 17, 1996 
March 22-24, 1996 



Evangelism Workshop 



September 21, 1996 



3. Council approved a request from the Hunger Committee to send $20,000 to Zaire and $24,000 to Ghana 
from Pennies for Hunger/Two-Cents-a-MeaL 

4. Council approved the following dates for 1996 Council Meetings: 

Thursday, January 11 

Thursday, February 22 

Thursday, March 28 

(Tuesday, April 9) (Program Hearings) 

Thursday, May 9 (Budget Hearings) 

Thursday, June 20 

Thursday, August 29 

Thursday, September 26 

Thursday, October 31 

Thursday, December 5 

5. Council has been following some moves by several presbyteries in the Synod to allow the shifting of some 
of their funds from regular contributions to Synod to make "revenue neutral" contributions directly to a 
variety of ministries traditionally included in Synod's budget. Synod has approved significant cuts, or 
omitted altogether, its appropriations to Care Agencies, Colleges, Career and Personal Counseling Service, 
Conference Centers, and Global and Ecumenical Programs. Council approved the following 
recommendation of the Council-appointed Task Force: "That funding of the 24 missions remain at Synod 
under current procedure". The Council will continue to follow this matter and will report any changes 
that may result from the decisions made by the other presbyteries. 

6. As Trustees of Salem Presbytery, Council approved the request of Oakland Church to sell a small parcel 
of property to nearby neighbors. Oakland will clear $1,000 which will go into a fund for future expansion 
of their Fellowship Hall. 

7. Council approved the serving of Communion at the Middle School Retreat at Camp Grier November 4-5. 

8. Council sent a resolution from the Children's Ministry Committee to the Resolutions and Overtures 
Committee for this meeting of Presbytery. 

9. Council approved July 28-29, 1995, Presbytery Minutes. 

10. At the last meeting of Presbytery, the Personnel Committee was authorized to seek an Interim Hunger 
Action Enabler. The Council was empowered to proceed to employ the interim nominated by the 
Personnel Committee. The Council has employed The Reverend James (Jim) Banbury as Interim Hunger 
Action Enabler, effective October 30, 1995, for one half time (approximately twenty hours per week) for 
up to six months. This time frame and position will be reviewed regularly by the Personnel Committee. 
It can be terminated by either party with a thirty day notice. It can be extended upon Personnel 
Committee's recommendation to Council for specified additional increments. 



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INFORMATION FROM COUNCIL; 



L Council appointed the following Task Force to be formed to explore the possibilities of an All Church 
Week-end study/celebration/worship in the fall of 1996: Charlie Williams, Mack Dagenhart, Dellene 
Gudger, Jamie Pharr, Mary Susan Stewart, and other members who are being contacted. 

2. As a result of the very favorable evaluations of the two-day meeting of Presbytery, a two-day meeting will 
continue to be held every other year. 

3. The following Synod Review Committee has been appointed by the Council of the Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic to review a series of questions raised by several individuals concerning Synod financial policies 
and practices: 



Dr. Ben Lacy Rose, Moderator 
The Reverend Jerry Cannon 
Elder Warren B. Davis 
Elder Jill Fry 

Federal Judge C. Yvonne Holt-Stone 



(James) 
(Charlotte) 
(New Hope) 
(National Capital) 
(Baltimore) 



4. The Council received word of the completion of the Mission Resource Center at Thyatira Church. 
Members of Salem Presbytery interested in mission are invited to attend the celebration and dedication 
of this new facility at Thyatira Church (NC 150 at Mill Bridge Road) at 430 p.m. on Sunday, October 24. 
There will be a brief worship service with Dr. Salvadore de la Torre as well as Mr. Edward Stein, Director 
of the Medical Benevolence Foundation. 



COUNCIL CONCURS WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEE: 
Council concurs with the report of the Evangelism Committee. 



Council has watched closely the work of the Goals and Evaluation Committee toward the adoption of a 
Mission Statement as well as goals and objectives for Salem There will be implications both for structure and 
staffing. The Council believes that this process will result in the Goals and Evaluation Committee bringing 
recommendations to the February, 1996, Presbytery Meeting which will significantly affect the work of all 
committees and the nominating process. Therefore Council offers: 



ACTION: 

L Salem Presbytery voted to extend Committee terms until June 30, 1996, in light of the 
reorganization process being done by the Goals and Evaluation Committee. 



ACTION: 

2. The following dates and places were approved for 1996 Presbytery Meetings: 

February 3 Salisbury First 

April 23 Sedgefield 

July 20 Fairmont/Lexington Second/Shady Side 

October 22 EHrin 



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Council concurs with the report of the Nominating Committee concerning a "Policy For the Nomination of 
General Assembly Commissioners" with the exception of Sections II E, HI E, and IV C The Council was 
concerned that including these sections would raise the possibility, perhaps even the probability, of church 
politics being interjected into the nominating process. 



ACTION: 

3. Presbytery approved AFLAC offering a cafeteria plan to Church Staffs subject to the approval of 
the Board of Pensions. The response of the Board of Pensions is to be reported in any publicity. 



Due to the fact that there are outstanding needs for vehicle replacement at Presbyterian Point and Camp New 
Hope which were unable to be completed in 1994 and early 1995, and also due to the fact that the Camp New 
Hope Staff is still seeking the most cost effective way of doing pool repair short of building a new pool, 
Council makes the following recommendation: 



ACTION: 

4. Presbytery approved any monies left in the Presbyterian Point or Camp New Hope budget at the 
conclusion of the 1995 budget year to be placed in the Camp New Hope capital improvements 
line item. 



At the October 12-14 meeting of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic in Richmond, Virginia, in response to a series 
of blatant racially charged interventions directed at Dr. Carroll Jenkins by two European-American 
Commissioners from the Presbytery of the James, Salem's African-American Commissioners joined a walkout 
demonstration after worship on Saturday morning. 

A brief chronology of some of the factors leading up to this pain-filled action is included (Appendix D, pp. 
252-264). The Reverend Mr. James Mitcham, himself one of those commissioners, has been requested by the 
other commissioners from Salem to introduce the following actions of our Council, meeting in emergency 
session on Sunday afternoon, October 22, 1995. 

Salem Presbyter stands in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who removed themselves from the recent 
meeting of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. Their action is a witness of our denomination of the persistent 
issue of institutional racism which prevents our pursuit of the oneness in Christ required by the Scripture. 
Further, this witness offers the Presbyterian Church (U.S .A.) yet another opportunity to listen to the lives and 
experiences of our African-American sisters and brothers and the racist behaviors and attitudes they continue 
to endure in our fellowship. 

We call upon both our own churches and the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic to take seriously the extent of the 
pain among our African-American brothers and sisters reflected in this dramatic action and to seek 
opportunities for listening, reflecting, and learning together concerning the sometimes subtle, sometimes 
blatant menace of racism. 

We believe God has given us a clear and crucial new opportunity to rebuild our connections through this time 
of tension within our Presbyterian family. It is our fervent desire to "further the peace, unity, and purity of 
the church" promised by our church officers at their ordination. We further seek after true repentance that 
may lead to the hoped for forgivness necessary for real and lasting reconciliation. 



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(The three paragraphs above were adopted from a response forwarded to the Council by the following persons 
who pastor the churches included in the Interracial Dialogue in Winston-Salem: Reverend Stewart F.I lis, Co- 
Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church; Reverend Carlton Eversley, Pastor, Dellebrook Presbyterian Church; 
Reverned Stephen McCutchan, Pastor, Highland Presbyterian Church; Reverend Catherine Reed, Moderator 
of Session, Lloyd Presbyterian Church; Reverend Laura Spangler, Co-Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church; 
Reverend Samuel Stevenson, Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church; Reverend Daniel Wilkers, Pastor, Parkway 
Presbyterian Church.) 



ACTIONS: 

5. Salem Presbytery requests that Synod's Council dissolve the "Committee of Five" with thanks and 
reaffirm its May 5-6, 1995, action accepting its Executive Committee's report to be its final 
response to allegations concerning mismanagement of Synod finances and other management 
practices. 

6. Salem Presbytery requests Synod's Council to take the initiative in calling together a planning 
team to provide symposiums in each presbytery to address the subject of racism. 

7. Salem Presbytery requests that in the future Synod's Council consider carefully the provisions of 
the Rules of Discipline, Chapter VL "Remedial Cases", especially concerning filing complaints, 
and make it a policy not to respond to anonymous allegations and to make that policy known. 

8. Salem Presbytery requests that Synod's Council report back to Salem Presbytery action(s) taken 
in response to these initiatives. 

9. Salem Presbytery requests that the pastors involved in the Interracial Dialogue in Winston-Salem, 
and others drafted by that ad hoc committee, structure a dialogue during the next meeting of 
Salem Presbytery (between worship and lunch)-topic: "How We All Get Along". 

10. Salem Presbytery requests that these actions, accompanied by the statement of the Winston-Salem 
Interracial Dialogue Group and the Statement of the African-American Commissioners, Council 
Persons and Observers to the 209th Synod Meeting be forwarded by our Stated Clerk to the 
Council of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic as well as the Councils of each of Synod's twelve other 
presbyteries. 



REPORT OF SYNOD COMMISSIONERS 
The report was given by The Reverend Jim Mitcham. 



SERVICE OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT 

Presbytery joined in a service of Honorable Retirement for the Reverend Catherine Jane Reed, Presbytery 
Hunger Action Enabler, led by Mike Warren. Ed Lewis spoke of her contributions to the church during her 
ministry. Linda Blessing presented Katy with a "Book of Remembrances" and a gift. John Handley presented 
to her a framed Certificate of Retirement on behalf of Salem Presbytery. 



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LUNCH 



Presbytery was adjourned with prayer at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Moderator reconvened the Presbytery at 1:20 p.m. and The Reverend Catherine Reed led the Prayers of 
Thanksgiving and Intercession and the dedication of the 2<z-A-Meal/Pennies Offering. 

SERVICE OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT 

Presbytery joined in a service of Honorable Retirement for The Reverend Warren C. Brannon led by Mike 
Warren. Norman Whitney spoke of his contributions to the Church during his ministry. John Handley 
presented to Mr. Brannon a framed Certificate of Retirement on behalf of Salem Presbytery. 

WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES COMMITTEE 
Christie Leininger, Moderator 

Christie Leininger reported for the team of six sent to Hsinchu Presbytery in Taiwan as representatives of 
Salem Presbytery. She presented the gift of a plaque from Hsinchu Presbytery. 

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Jud Milam, Moderator 

The Committee has reviewed the financial picture of Presbytery, year to date, and found the income and 
disbursement levels to be satisfactory. This was actually seen as extremely good news. However, the picture 
was not so good that it would warrant a time of extreme rejoicing. Our year to date income is up about 
$22,000 over 1994, the first year we have been up over the previous year at this point, however, benevolence 
income continues its downward trend. 

We have received favorably the information that Camps New Hope and Presbyterian Point have established 
a capital improvements line item in the budget We concur with their request that any monies left in their 
budgets at the conclusion of 1995 be placed in that capital improvements line item. 

We have received our audited financial statement for December 31, 1994, from the accounting firm of Moose, 
Martin and Haynes, P.A., Certified Public Accountants. Once again this year we have received a non-qualified 
clean report. 



ACTIONS: 

11. Presbytery approved all monies left in the Presbyterian Point or Camp New Hope operations 
budget at the conclusion of the 1995 budget year be placed in the Camp New Hope Capital 
Improvements line item 

12. The audited financial statements for the year 1994 were approved. (See Appendix E, pp. 252-264.) 



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GOALS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
Norman Whitney, Moderator 



ACTION: 

13. The Vision and Mission Paper was adopted by Salem Presbytery (Appendix F, pp. 265-268). 



EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 
Ron Bowie, Moderator 

The Calvary and Oak Ridge Presbyterian Churches were recognized for having adopted the "Commitment to 
Evangelism". 

The growth of Christ's Church in Salem Presbytery was the primary topic of discussion in the August 2, 1995, 
meeting of the Evangelism Committee. There is reason for celebration as well as concern as we look toward 
the coming century. Many "good things" are happening in our local congregations as we heard at St. Paul 
during the last Presbytery meeting. But there are also concerns which prompt this request from the 
Evangelism Committee. 

First, though, some facts about our denomination and our Presbytery- 

The Presbyterian Outlook reported in the August 7-14, 1996, Volume 177, Number 29 issue, the following 
statistics. "At the end of 1994, the Presbyterian Church (U.SA-) had 2,698,262 active members, a net loss of 
43.930. .." (p.2). In its July 10, 1995, issue, candidate for moderator Marj Carpenter declared, "The most urgent 
need is to get the church back to its fundamental calling of mission and evangelism " (p.6). Quoted in the Mid- 
Atlantic Presbyterian July/August 1995 Volume LXL Number 6, Moderator Carpenter stated, "The one thing 
that holds us together is mission... I want to strengthen world mission, evangelism, church development, 
minority education and youth work." (p.3). In Good News, Summer 1995, Volume VII, No. 2, we read "There 
will be a consultation September 8 and 9, 1995, in Kansas City to bring together partners from synods, 
presbyteries and General Assembly. Its primary objective is to explore the development of an effective 
national strategy for new church development and redevelopment " (p.7). There is a growing awareness of the 
need to intentionally address church growth and spiritual maturation. 

As we examine the birth and maturation of Salem Presbytery, we note that in 1989 we had 39,327 members. 
In 1994 we listed 36,767, a decline of 2,560 in the reporting period. If the average church has a membership 
of 150 then we have lost the equivalent of seventeen (17) churches in this period. In this reporting period we 
have dismissed one congregation and dissolved two other congregations. We have twenty African-American 
congregations, one Korean congregation, and one new church development. Congregations reporting over 750 
members lost a total 1,762 members in the reporting period. We have progressively lost members. No one 
reporting period reveals growth over the previous reporting period. 

Several years ago the Denomination encouraged Presbyteries and local congregations to adopt the Commitment 
to Evangelism. Salem Presbytery adopted the Commitment in April of 1992. A total of fifteen locai 
congregations have adopted the Commitment in our Presbytery. One hundred forty (+/-) congregations either 
have not considered the Commitment or chosen not to adopt it 

The prospects for numerical and spiritual growth in Salem Presbytery are excellent! Therefore, the Evangelism 
Committee, in faithfulness to tie Biblical commission to go and make disciples, and our Presbytery's 
commitment to Evangelism, makes the following recommendation: 



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ACTION: 

14. Salem Presbytery voted that Evangelism would be the primary priority of Salem Presbytery 
through 1999. During this period each local congregation is requested to engage in a study of the 
report from the Task Force on Church Membership Growth: A Report approved by the 203rd 
General Assembly (1991) Presbyterian Church (U.SA.) and, as led by the Holy Spirit, make the 
intentional commitment to grow in spirit as well as in numbers by December 1996. 



EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
David Krvett, Moderator 

Presbytery proceeded with the examination of Mark Todd Stewart He has been examined and approved by 
the Examina tions Committee of Salem Presbytery. 

. 

RECEPTION OF MARK TODD STEWART 



ACTION: 

15. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Mark Todd Stewart in accordance 
with Book of Order G-11.0402. 

a. The Reverend Mark Todd Stewart was received from Seattle Presbytery so that he may accept 
the call of the Crestwood Presbyterian Church in High Point, North Carolina, as Pastor, 
effective September 1, 1995. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

I believe in one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit These are the three eternal persons 
of the Trinity. 

I believe in God the Father, Creator of all things, all-powerful and all-knowing. I believe 
that I was created, as well as all of humankind, to be in relationship with our Creator. From 
this good creation came rebellion, a self-centered act of humanity in an attempt to be equal 
with the Creator. This is the basis of humanity's sinful condition. God responded in love by 
entering into a covenant with IsraeL Yet Israel continued to act in disobedience. It was then 
in God's sovereign timing that Jesus Christ was sent to provide a bridge in that rift between 
God and humanity created by sin. 

I believe that I have been reconciled to God by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ 
Through His death on the cross, Jesus Christ bore our sin. Through His resurrection, Jesus 
Christ showed victory over death, vindicating His life and ministry and establishing His 
Lordship for all time. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, fully God and fully 
human. I believe that all people who have confessed their sin and who have accepted the gift 
of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior for forgiveness of their sin, have received new life and 
life eternal 



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I believe the Holy Spirit comes to us to enable us to worship and obey God as well as 
enabling our fellowship with one another. I believe that we receive strength and power from 
the Holy Spirit to minister to today's broken world with truth and compassion. Through the 
Holy Spirit we have been given gifts by God so that we may use them to build up the church. 
I believe all Christians, empowered by the Holy Spirit, are called to proclaim the saving work 
of Jesus Christ in their community and to the rest of the world. 

I believe that Scripture is the authoritative witness to God's actions in history. Scripture 
has been written by imperfect human beings inspired by God. Through the providence of 
God, Scripture is the primary authority for the church's doctrine and practice. I believe that 
Scripture must be understood with the help of the Holy Spirit and the community of faith. 

I believe that the church celebrates baptism and the Lord's Supper as visible signs of 
God's love for us. Baptism is a sign and seal of God's promise of the covenant relationship 
with us. It is a celebration of the initiating love of God. Within this celebration an individual 
is introduced into the family of God and is "marked" by the Holy Spirit. The Lord's Supper 
is a celebration of Christ's death on the cross. In the Lord's Supper, believers come to 
fellowship at the Lord's table, to remember Christ and to be spiritually fed. 

I believe that Jesus Christ will return again to fulfill what had been done through His 
death on the cross; that there will be final judgment of all people, God's power will be 
victorious over the evil power that reigns in this world today, and the kingdom of God will 
be completed as a new heaven and a new earth for all eternity. 

Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral Relationship between Mr. Stewart and 
Crestwood Presbyterian Church in High Point, North Carolina, effective September 1, 1995; 
approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. The 
Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provisions of the Book of Order (G-11.0501.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call. 

Salary $19,000.00 

Manse Allowance 3,000.00 

Automobile Reimbursement 2,900.00 

Continuing Education 750.00 

Board of Pensions Provided 

Moving Costs Provided 

Vacation Four weeks 

Study Leave Two weeks 

The following Administrative Commission was approved to install The Reverend Mark Todd 
Stewart as Pastor of Crestwood Presbyterian Church on November 5, 1995 at 4:00 p.m. at 
Crestwood Presbyterian Church, High Point, North Carolina. 



NAME 

Cora Massey 

Jeff Falter 
George Murray 
Jann Briscoe 
Rachel Wiles 
Spencer Sharp 
Holly Hayes 



RESPONSIBILITY 

Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Elder 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Minister 



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dL Mr. Stewart was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Salem Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF ERNEST L. STOFFEL 



ACTION: 

16. The Reverend Ernest L. Stoffel (HR), a member of the Presbytery of Charlotte, who currently 
resides within the bounds of Salem Presbytery, following his successful examination by the 
Committee, and upon his signing of the Book of Minis terial Obligations, was received as an active 
member of Salem Presbytery. Mr. Stoffel is disabled and was received in absentia due to the 
condition of his health. 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
Jim Riss miller & Ann Jahnes, Co-Moderators 



A COMMITTEE ACTIONS REPORTED FOR THE INFORMATION OF PRESBYTERY 



L Concurred with the requests of the Collinstown/Francisco Presbyterian Churches, Westfield, North 
Carolina, for a Designated Pastoral relationship according to the Book of Order G-14-0501g. 

2. Concurred with The Reverend Guy Hunt's volunteering to be considered as a Designated Pastor 
according to the Book of Order G-14.0501g. 

3. Concurred with the action of the Session of First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, North Carolina, 
in hiring The Reverend Kurt Johnston to serve as Interim Pastor on a month-to-month basis 
beginning October 1, 1995. 

4. Concurred with the action of the Session of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Mebane, North 
Carolina, in extending the contract with The Reverend David McCarthy as Interim Pastor for a 
period of one year from October 1, 1995 to September 30, 1996. 



B. ACTIONS ON BEHALF OF PRESBYTERY TO BE ADMITTED TO RECORD 



DISSOLUTION OF RELATIONSHIPS 

1. Dissolved the relationship between The Reverend Guy W. Hunt, Jr. and the Danbury Community 
Church, Danbury, North Carolina effective September 30, 1995. 

2. Dissolved the Associate Pastoral relationship between The Reverend Nathan Byrd and St. James 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, effective September 30, 1995. 



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C RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ACTION OF PRESBYTERY THAT REQUIRE DISCUSSION 
AND ATTENTION 



PASTOR EMERITUS 
ACTION: 

17. The election of The Reverend John Eliason as Pastor Emeritus of the Piedmont Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, North Carolina, was approved. 



HONORABLE RETIREMENT 
ACTION: 

18. The request of The Reverend Malcolm Bullock that he be honorably retired by Salem Presbytery 
effective February 1, 1996, was approved; and the rite of retirement will be scheduled for the 
February 1996 meeting of Salem Presbytery. 



COMMISSIONED LAY PREACHER 
ACTION: 

19. The attached Commissioned Lay Preacher Proposal was adopted by Salem Presbytery. (Appendix 
G, pp. 269-278.) 



D. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ACTION OF PRESBYTERY TO BE LISTED IN THE OMNIBUS 
MOTION 

OMNIBUS MOTIONS 
ACTIONS: 

20. The Reverend Harold Fuller was appointed as Stated Supply of the Bixby Presbyterian Church, 
Advance, North Carolina, for a period of one year from September 1, 1995, to August 31, 1996. 
And further, that he be appointed Moderator of Session. 

21. The Reverend Kurt Johnston was appointed Moderator of Session at the First Presbyterian 
Church of Lexington, North Carolina. 



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WOMEN'S CONFERENCE REPORT 

The Reverend Jean Rodenbough has recently returned from the Travel Study Seminar to China sponsored by 
the Women's Ministry and Peacemaking Committees of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She shared 
highlights of her with experience with the Presbytery. 

RESOLUTIONS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE 
The Reverend Rob Evans, chairman, reported for the Committee. 



ACTION: 

22. Salem Presbytery adopted the following resolution presented by the Children's Ministry 
Committee: 

1) Whereas, we affirm the VISION for children and the church adopted by the 205th General 
Assembly to the Presbytery USA (Appendix H, p. 279). 

2) Whereas, the deplorable conditions of many children in daycare and home facilities in the 
Salem Presbytery have been pointed out by Smart Start committees. 

3) Whereas, 25% of the churches in the Salem Presbytery have no children on their rolls and in 
their churches. 

4) Whereas, exemplary programs of daycare have been in churches indicating a willingness to 
solve the daycare problem. 

5) Whereas, many of our facilities are standing vacant during the weekday when there is a 
desperate need for facilities which are safe and clean and which provide a positive, loving 
atmosphere for growing children. 

Therefore, be it resolved that: 

1) Salem Presbytery encourages its members to be aware of the desperate need for loving, 
quality, affordable child care in each community of the Salem Presbytery. 

2) Further be it resolved that the leadership in churches encourage the use of church facilities 
whenever possible to be used for daycare, Mother's Morning Out, and enrichment programs 
for children in order to demonstrate the unconditional love of God to children through the 
unconditional love of all children by Presbyterians. 

3) Further be it resolved that church leaders take a pro-active stand and become involved in 
recognizing changing conditions in our society and especially how these conditions are 
affecting children. 

4) Further be it resolved that we encourage our churches to open our hearts and our facilities 
to children in our communities, encouraging our church leaders to become actively involved 
in local committees (such as Smart Start committees) which are designed to work 
collaboratively in our communities to find solutions to a critical daycare problem. 

5) Further be it resolved that the Children's Ministry Committee of the Salem Presbytery make 
known to our 155 churches the outstanding 392-page publication from the Presbyterian 
Publishing Corporation: The Church Cares for Children. 



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6) Further be it resolved that this resolution be recorded in the minutes of the Salem Presbytery 
and be presented to the 156 churches in the Salem Presbytery and other ecumenical 
organizations for support and action. 



ACTION: 

23. Salem Presbytery approved the following Overture to be forwarded to the Stated Clerk of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A): 

OVERTURE ON INCLUDING VOWS FOR DIACONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 
FOR ELDERS IN CHURCHES NOT USING THE OFFICE OF DEACON 
SUBMITTED BY THE SESSION OF STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
OF GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 

Whereas the office of Deacon has a long history within the Church and within the Reformed 
tradition, and 

Whereas the responsibility of nurturing, caring for, teaching, and ministering to the spiritual needs 
of God's people is an important and ongoing need, and 

Whereas the Deacons of the church take a vow reflecting the specialized character of their office, 
and 

Whereas the Form of Government in G-6.0407 states that a congregation "may elect not to use 
the office of deacon" wherein the responsibilities of both Elders and Deacons are taken on by the 
Elders and the Session, and 

Whereas the Deacon vow may easily be overlook and omitted from the vows of Elders in churches 
not using the office of Deacon, 

Therefore, be it resolved that the 208th (1996) General Assembly amend the Form of Government 
G-14.0207i by: 

adding a "(1)" immediately after the "i" and inserting after the word "Elder" in the 
parenthesis, the words "...in a church using the office of deacon ". 

adding a new wording for the vow following (1) as amended above, as follows: 

(2) "(For elder in a church not using the office of deacon) Will you be a faithful elder, 
watching over the people, providing for their worship, nurture, and service? Will you 
share in government and discipline, serving in governing bodies in the Church? Will you 
teach charity, urging concern, and directing the people's help to the friendless and those 
in need? In your ministry, will you try to show the love and justice of Jesus Christ? 

So that the amended G-14.0207i would read: 

L (1) (For elder in a church using the office of deacon) Will you be a faithful elder, 
watching over the people, providing for their worship, nurture, and service? Will you 
share in government and discipline, serving in governing bodies of the Church, and 
in your ministry will you try to show the love and justice of Jesus Christ? 

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(2) (For elder in a church not using the office of deacon) Will you be a faithful elder, 
watching over the people, providing for their worship, nurture, and service? Will you 
share in government and discipline, serving in governing bodies in the Church? Will 
you teach charity, urging concern, and directing the people's help to the friendless 
and those in need? In your ministry, will you try to show the love and justice of 
Jesus Christ? 



BICENTENNIAL FUND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE 
John Truitt, Moderator 



Just past V* Million Mark ! 

Bicentennial Fund Report through 7/28/95 
These churches have contributed the listed amounts to Bicentennial Fund Projects: 



Dogwood Acres 


300.00 


Asheboro First 


2,400.00 


Old Providence 


400.00 


El Bethel 


270.18 


Eden First 


4,082.80 


Alamance 


15,184.78 


Buffalo 


200.00 


Church of the Covenant 


8,50936 


Guilford Park 


4,096.00 


New Creation Community 


1,500.00 


Sedgefield 


17,857.00 


St. Paul (Greensboro) 


5,276.00 


Starmount 


54,495.00 


Vandalia 


4339.00 


Lansing 


300.00 


Shallowford 


2,000.00 


Lexington First 


10,000.00 


Cross Roads 


161.00 


Hawfields 


3,530.00 


Fieldstone 


600.00 


Prospect 


2,750.00 


Edward Webb Memorial 


170.50 


North Wilkesboro 


29,678.90 


Speedwell 


597.00 


Franklin 


500.00 


Spencer 


134.00 


Bethesda (Statesville) 


309.00 


Calvary 


100.00 


Fifth Creek 


200.00 


New Salem 


440.00 


Springwood 


2,000.00 


Covenant 


25.00 


Highland 


32,611.01 


Lloyd 


625.00 



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Parkway 20,858.46 

Sl Andrews 1,800.00 

Yanceyville 782.05 

Other 689.00 

Of $872,009 Pledged $229,771.04 Received To Date 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Sam McGregor, Moderator 



ACTION: 




24. Salem Presbytery elected the following persons to fill vacancies in the structure as stated: 


Adult Ministry Committee 
Class of '96 

Ginny Stephens (Church of the Covenant) 


replaces Sophie Kivett 


Budget and Finance Committee 
Class of '95 

Donal Mitchell (Vandalia) 


replaces Mike McClure 


Children's Ministry Committee 
Class of '96 

Heather Ferguson (Highland) 


replaces Claire Holt 


Educational Ministry 
Class of '96 

William DeLong (Chaplain, Baptist Hospital) 
Hunger Committee 
Co-Moderator 

George Carpenter (Springwood) 


replaces Elaine Sampson 


Social Justice Committee 
Class of '97 

Larry Freeman (Member-at-Large) 


replaces William Jones 


Women's Ministry Committee 
Class of '96 

Pat Stewart (First Christian) 


replaces W. G. Conner 


REMAINING COMMITTEE VACANCY: 




Youth Ministry Committee 
Class of '95 


replaces Anita Leone 



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ACTION: 

25. Salem Presbytery elected the following person to fill a vacancy on a Synod Committee: 

Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Nominating Committee 

Jane Miller (Asheboro First) replaces Sara Frances Thompson 



ACTION: 

26. The following Policy for the Nomination of General Assembly Commissioners was approved: 

Salem Presbytery 
Policy For The Nomination of General Assembly Commissioners 

L Procedures 

A At the First Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery each year, the Nominating Committee 
will nominate a slate of Alternate General Assembly Clergy and Elder Commissioners and 
Youth Advisory Delegate (as appropriate) to the General Assembly. The Nominating 
Committee will be guided by the Book of Order G-4.0403 ("The Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A) shall give full expression to the rich diversity within its membership and shall 
provide means which will assure a greater inclusiveness leading to wholeness in its 
emerging life. Persons of all racial ethnic groups, different ages, both sexes, various 
disabilities, diverse geographical areas, different theological positions consistent with the 
Reformed tradition, as well as different marital conditions (married, single, widowed, or 
divorced) shall be guaranteed full participation and access to representation in the 
decision making of the Church.") and this policy in making nominations. Special attention 
will be given to inclusiveness in Salem's representation. 

B. Any Alternate Commissioners not needed to insure full representation at the upcoming 
General Assembly Meeting will become Principal Commissioners for the following 
Meeting with the recommendation of the Nominating Committee. 

C. After the Nominating Committee has made nominations, the floor will be open for 
additional nominations. Anyone making a nomination from the floor should receive 
permission from the person they wish to nominate, and prior to making the nomination, 
have available a data sheet (described in LD. below). 

D. Persons willing to serve as Commissioners to a General Assembly meeting must complete 
a Commissioner Data Sheet. It shall include at least the following: Name, address, and 
phone data; age/sex/race data; record of service to the church with dates (including 
membership, ordination, participation on committees, attendance at meetings of 
Presbytery, Synod, and the General Assembly); and statement of willingness to participate 
fully in the training, preparation, attendance, and reporting phases of the commissioner 
responsibilities. 



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IL Nomination of Clergy Commissioners 



Ministers will be selected with primary consideration given to their active participation 
and leadership in the ministry and mission of Presbytery, Synod (including Synod 
meetings), and General Assembly. (Members or Moderators of Committees, Councils, 
Task Forces, etc.) 

Ministers who have never attended General Assembly should be given first consideration 
if they meet the other criteria listed in this policy (especially A.). 

A minimum of three years membership in Salem Presbytery is required by the beginning 
date of the General Assembly to which they are elected. 

Ministers who are willing to be considered as a Commissioner to General Assembly must 
complete a data sheet of information regarding matters described in Section I above. This 
sheet will be supplied to all ministers by the Nominating Committee. 

The Nominating Committee may nominate member ministers who work outside the 
bounds of Presbytery and who are not active in the work and life of Presbytery. 

About Minister Alternates 

1. Minister Alternates will become principal commissioners the next year with the 
recommendation of the Nominating Committee. 

2. Minister Alternates will be required to receive training prior to participation as a 
commissioner to the General Assembly. 

3. Minister Alternate replacements will be elected by the Presbytery as vacancies occur. 
The Nominating Committee will make recommendations to fill any vacancies. 

EX Nomination of Elder Commissioners 

A. Elders will be selected with primary consideration of their active participation and 
leadership in the ministry and mission of their local church, Presbytery, Synod (including 
attendance at Synod Meetings), and General Assembly. (Members or Moderators of 
Committees, Councils, Task Forces, etc.) 

B. At least one Elder Commissioner will be nominated from each of the following groups 
of churches. The churches of the Presbytery are divided into 3 groups according to size: 

1 - 150 members 
151 - 500 members 
501 - up members 

The 3 churches in each group which have gone the longest time without sending an Elder 
Commissioner to General Assembly will be asked to have their Session submit a name, 
plus a data sheet, to the Nominating Committee for consideration. 

C. The elder must have been a member of a church in Salem Presbytery a minimum of three 
years by the beginning date of the General Assembly to which they are elected. 

D. Elders who are willing to be considered as a Commissioner to General Assembly must 
complete a Commissioner Data Sheet of information regarding matters described in 
Section L above. This sheet will be supplied to all churches by the Nominating 
Committee. 



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E. About Elder Alternates 



1. Elder Alternates will become principal commissioners the next year with the 
recommendation of the Nominating Committee. 

2. Elder Alternates will be required to receive training prior to participating as a 
Commissioner to the General Assembly. 

3. Elder Alternate replacements will be elected by the Presbytery as vacancies occur. 
The Nominating Committee will make recommendations to fill any vacancies. 

IV. Nomination of Youth Advisory Delegates 

A All sessions in the Presbytery will be asked to submit names of youth with YAD Data 
Sheet, to the Nominating Committee for consideration of that youth as a Youth Advisory 
Delegate. 

B. Youth will be selected with primary consideration of their service to the local church, 
Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly. The Nominating Committee will seek the 
advice of the Presbytery committee responsible for youth ministry. 

C. About Youth Advisory Delegate Alternates 

1. YAD Alternate will become principal Youth Advisory Delegates the next year with 
the recommendation of the Nominating Committee. 

2. YAD Alternate will be required to receive tr ainin g prior to participating as a Youth 
Advisory Delegate to the General Assembly. 

3. YAD Alternate replacements will be elected by the Presbytery as vacancies occur. 
The Nominating Committee will make recommendations to fill any vacancies. 



Salem Presbytery's Committee on Representation has twelve (12) members with equal numbers of men and 
women serving in classes of three (3) year terms. A majority of the Committee's members are of racial ethnic 
groups within the Presbytery and the Committee membership is representative of the following categories: 
majority male and female, racial ethnic female and male, and youth female. 

The principal function of the Committee is to advise Presbytery of the need for committee volunteers selected 
from specified categories and elected for representation on committees, boards, agencies, and other units which 
will satisfy the membership principles in accordance with the code found in the Book of Order G-9.0105. 

We are excited! The largest number of Representation Committee members ever attended the September 
1995 meeting. Our meeting is truly a work session and Ms. Willie Garvin, Staff Resource, was invaluable in 
the Committee's organization for work We examined the current listing of Presbytery's committee 
memberships and the following data emerged: 



COMMITTEE ON REPRESENTATION 



Joe Spears, Moderator 



COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATION 



Asians 

Blacks/African Americans 

Caucasians 

Females 



4 
74 
284 
165 



(1.5%) 
(20.5%) 
(78%) 
(45%) 



239 



Males 
Ministers 
Lay Persons 
Educators 

Unknown (Data sought unavailable) 



200 
107 
246 
12 
3 



(55%) 

(29%) 

(71%) 

(3+%) 

(1+%) 



MODERATORS OF COMMITTEES 



Asians 

Blacks/African Americans 

Caucasians 

Females 

Males 

Ministers 

Lay Persons 




6 
30 
11 
25 
18 
18 



(0%) 

(17%) 

(83%) 



(30.58%) 
(69.42%) 



(50%) 
(50%) 



ACTIONS: 



27. Presbytery commended the Nominating Committee on their diligent effort to meet the code found 
in the Book of Order G-9.0105. 

28. The local churches of Salem Presbytery were urged to recommend to the Nominating Committee 
the names of youth males and females to serve on the committees of Presbytery. 

29. Any planning for Presbytery-wide events should, with intentionality, be representative of Salem in 
the selection of leadership. 



This year brought changes in a number of areas in Men's Work in the presbytery, synod, and the General 
Assembly. 

General Assembly - The Congregational Ministry Division, which directs Men's work, made a change in the 
assignment of Men's work at the retirement of Dave Lewis. Presbyterian Men is now a part of the Ministry 
to Men section. Rev. Curtis Miller was appointed to head this work at the beginning of the year. 

The National Council of Presbyterian Men met in Denver in June. The Moderator, Bob Bo hi, was the key 
speaker on the theme "Lift Up the Cross". Dale Vandiver of St. Louis was selected as President Elect. In 
response to the changes in Louisville, an Executive Secretary was chosen to handle the administrative matters. 
Rick Woodard of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, was appointed to this position which is funded by the Presbyterian 
Men's Foundation. A Bible study series beginning with Job was reviewed and approved. It will be available 
in January 1996. Training sessions for the Bible leaders will be held in October. Seven Bible studies of seven 
lessons will be available in 1996. 



Synod of the Mid- Atlantic - The annual conference was held at Massanetta Springs, Virginia, July 14-16. Dr. 
Weeks, President of Union Seminary, led the program on "Faith In Action". Tom Harrell of Salisbury, North 
Carolina, was elected President for 1995-96. Brown Wright of Asheville was elected Synod Representative and 
Clarence Jolly of Greensboro and John Hamil of Jamestown were elected Vice-Presidents for Mission and 
Development 



PRESBYTERIAN MEN ANNUAL REPORT 
John C. Hamil, Moderator 



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The 1996 Men's Conference will be held at Davidson College in July. The theme will be "Change Is An 
Opportunity". 

Salem Presbytery - The program for 1995 featured regional meetings in Salisbury and Greensboro. The 
Salisbury meetings have featured monthly men's suppers while a breakfast communion was held in Greensboro 
with the next one scheduled in November. A program on violence was conducted at the 1994 Pathways 
conference. The 1995 subject will be a discussion of the need for Men's work in the local church. 

A national survey of Men's work is to be conducted to identify the types of men's activities and the support 
provided by the local church. The surveys are included in the material distributed at presbytery. Your help 
is fillin g out the survey will be appreciated. 

There is a need for Men's work in the church. Your help and cooperation will make it more effective. 

SALEM PRESBYTERY 
REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 
October 24, 1995 

SESSIONAL RECORDS REVIEW 

116 Churches presented their 1994 records for review at workshops held in March, April, and May. 108 were 
approved, 8 were approved pending corrections or additions. 

Those Approved included: 

Alamance, Allen Temple, Asbury, Asheboro First, Bethany (Graham), Bethel, Bethesda (Ruffin), 
Bethesda (Statesville), Boonville First, Calvary, Cameron, Centre, Church of the Covenant, Church of 
the Cross, Clemmons, Collinstown, Concord, Cooleemee, Covenant, Cross Roads, Dellabrook, Dogwood 
Acres, Eden First, El Bethel, F.lkin, Elmwood, Faith, Fellowship, Fieldstone, Fifth Creek, Flat Rock, 
Forest Hills, Forest Park, Francisco, Franklin, Freedom, Glendale Springs, Glenwood, Grace, 
Greensboro First, Greenwood, Guilford Park, Hawfields, High Point First, Highland, Hills, Jamestown, 
John Calvin, Kernersville First, Lansing, Laurel Fork, Lexington First, Lexington Second, Lloyd, Logan, 
Madison, Mebane, Memorial, Mocksville First, Mooresville First, Mount Jefferson, Mount Tabor, 
Mount Vernon Springs, New Creation, North Wilkesboro, Oak Ridge, Old Providence, Old Town, 
Parkway, Pilot Mountain First, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Prospect, Randolph, Reidsville First, 
Salisbury First, Salisbury Second, Sedgefield, Shady Side, Shallowford, Shiloh (Burlington), Shiloh 
(Statesville), Siler City, Smyrna, Speedwell, Spencer, St. Andrews, St. James, St Paul (Greensboro), St 
Paul (High Point), Starmount Stony Creek, Taylorsville, Third Creek, Thomasville First Thyatira, 
Trinity (Burlington), Trinity (Salisbury), Unity, Vandalia, Wentworth, Westminster (Burlington), 
Westminster (Greensboro), Whispering Pines, Winston-Salem First Yadkin United, Yadkinville, 
Yanceyville. 

Those Approved. Pending included: 

Beulah, Crestwood, Fairmont Joyce, New Salem, Pine Ridge, Reid Memorial, Trinity (Winston-Salem). 
Those Not Presented included: 

Baird's Creek, Bethany (Statesville), Bixby, Boone First Boonville First Burlington First Cleveland, 
Clio, Community in Christ Danbury Community, Ebenezer, Edward Webb, Graham, Griers, Gulf, Hope 
View, Immanuel, Korean First Little Joe's, Love Valley, Milton, Mocksville Second, Mount Airy First 
Mount Vernon, Oakland, Oakview, Peak Creek, Piedmont Pine Hall, Red House, Riverview, Rumple 
Memorial, Sandy Ridge, Southminster, Sparta, Springwood, Statesville First, Stoneville, Tabor. 



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1993 Records Presented: 
Fifth Creek (Approved) 

1995 SESSION MINUTES REVIEWS FOR CLERKS OF SESSIONS 

The annual record review sessions will be held in each of the Sections of Presbytery beginning in April of 1996. 
Clerks should be alert for further announcements at the upcoming Presbytery meeting and in subsequent 
mailings and also the Sampler. 

ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 

There being no further business, the Twenty-Eighth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was adjourned with 
prayer by Moderator Margaret Marks at 3:59 pjn. The next Stated Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 
3, 1996, at the First Presbyterian Church in Salisbury, North Carolina. 




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APPENDIX A 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
TWENTY-EIGHTH STATED MEETING 
GLENDALE SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GLENDALE SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA 



DOCKET 



October 24, 1995 

Name Tag Color Code: 

Elder Commissioners yellow dot 

Ministers green dot 

Christian Educators red dot 

Presbytery Staff blue dot 

Visitors no dot 

♦Denotes Order of the Day 

Numbers in parentheses ( ) correspond to numbers in Packet materials 



8:00 ajn. 
8:30 
8:45 
•9:00 



Tell-It (1.) 



9:50 



(2.) 



(3.) 



Registration 

Good Ideas for Growth 

Hymn-Sing 

CALL TO ORDER/OPENING PRAYER 

WORSHIP AND COMMUNION 

Preacher The Reverend Phillip Pogue 



Moderator Margaret Marks 



10:15 



The colorful pulpit scarf and stole are gifts of 
our partners from Kwahu Presbytery of the 
Presbyterian Church of Ghana. The lettering 
reads, 'God Is Love" and "That They All May Be One" 

Children's Ministry Committee 
Peacemaking Committee 

ORGANIZATION OF PRESBYTERY 
Quorum 

Docket and Omnibus Motion 
Welcome 

Moderator's welcome to any corresponding members 

present and elders attending Presbytery for 

the first time 
Greeting from Ecumenical Visitor 

The Reverend Dr. Robert Crewdson, Ecumenical Officer 

and Pastor of Holy Trinity and St. Mary's Episcopal Churches 
Communications 

BOARD OF PENSIONS 



Edye Williamson 
Philip Gelzer 

Moderator Margaret Marks 

Murray White 



John Handley 
Robert Smith 



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Hh22 (5.) 
(6.) 

(70 
(4.) 

* 12:00 noon 

•12:30 p.m. 

• 1:20 



2:54 



COUNCIL 

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE 

STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION COMMITTEE AWARDS 

GOALS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 

RECOGNITION OF RETIREMENT 
Catherine J. Reed 

LUNCH 

PRAYERS OF THANKS GIVING/PETITION 
DEDICATION OF 20/PENNIES 

RECOGNITION OF RETIREMENT 
Warren C. Brannon 

(7a.) WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES COMMITTEE 

(8.) EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
Mark T. Stewart 
Ernest L. Stoffel 

(9.) COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 

WOMEN'S CONFERENCE REPORT 

REPORT OF SYNOD COMMISSIONERS 
(11.) RESOLUTIONS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE 
(12.) BICENTENNIAL FUND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE 
(13.) NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
(14.) REPRESENTATION COMMITTEE 
(15.) MEN OF THE CHURCH ANNUAL REPORT 
(16.) REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 

ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 



Murray White 
Jud Milam 
Cynthia Kxrkman 
Norman Whitney 
Ron Bowie 
Mike Warren 



Catherine Reed 
Mike Warren 

Christie Leininger 
David IQvett 

AnnJahnes 
Jean Rodenbough 



John Truitt 
Sam McGregor 
Joe Spears 
John Hamil 
John Handley 
Moderator Margaret Marks 



Written reports for information: 

(17.) Small Church Support Committee 
(18.) Hunger Committee 



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Announcements: 

(19.) Church Officer Training 
(20.) Middle School Retreat 

Presbytery Evaluation Form (Yellow) 
Brochures 
Retreats At Miriam's Place 
Worldwide Ministries Conference 



APPENDIX B 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
COMMUNICATIONS 
STATED CLERK FILES 
October 24, 1995 



A. Supporting information on minister changes: 
1. From other presbyteries 

• Mark T. Stewart - Pastor, Crestwood Church - from Seattle Presbytery 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

- Certificate of Dismissal 

• Ernest L. Stoffel - Honorably Retired - from Charlotte Presbytery 

- Certificate of Dismissal 

Reference: Committee on Ministry 



B. Minutes of Ordination/Installation Commissions 

1. Lou McAlister East 

2. Ann Jahnes 

3. Alyce Marie Kelly 

4. Ruth Ann Brouwer Lenger 

Reference: Stated Clerk 



C Resolution concerning Children's Ministry from Children's Ministry Committee 

Reference: Resolutions and Overtures Committee 



D. Overture concerning Elders' vows in Book of Order from Starmount Session 

Reference: Resolutions and Overtures Committee 



E. Request for Honorable Retirement from Malcolm McLeod Bullock 

Reference: Committee on Ministry 



F. Letter from Presbyterian World Service regarding Hurricane Opal disaster response. 

Reference: Information (Enclosed*) 



G. Letter regarding Debbie Layman 

Reference: Information (Enclosed') 



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APPENDIX C 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO RECORD 

The Presbytery received and admitted to the record the following Minutes of Administrative Commissions 
appointed to ordain/install ministers. 

ORDINATION OF LOU MCALISTER EAST 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to ordain Lou McAlister East as Minister of the Word and 
Sacrament, met at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church on August 6, 1995, at 3:00 p.m. The meeting was called 
to order by Frank Dew, and he was offered the opening prayer. The following members were present: 
Ministers Chris East, Cindy Higgins, Joe Flora, Frank Dew, and Elders Luella Graves, Margaret McKnight, 
and Anna Phillips. 

Frank Dew was elected Moderator and Cindy Higgins, Clerk of the Commission. Guest Elder Anna Phillips 
of Liberian Presbyterian Church of Liberia was welcomed and invited to sit with the Commission. 

After org aniza tion, a quorum being determined, the commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 3:00 p.m., the Moderator presiding. Cindy Higgins preached the sermon using as her text Numbers 11:24-29 
and her topic "Would That All God's People Were Prophets." Margaret McKnight propounded the 
constitutional questions to the minister. Luella Graves offered the prayer of ordination. Lou McAlister East 
was declared duly ordained according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Chris East 
charged the Minister and Frank Dew charged the congregation. 

Lou McAlister East, the newly ordained minister, pronounced the benediction. Following the service the 
Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by Frank Dew. 

INSTALLATION OF ANN B. JAHNES 
AS CAMPUS MINISTER OF UNC-GREENSBORO 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install Ann B. Jahnes as Campus Minister of UNC-G met 
at the Associated Campus Ministries on September 27, 1995, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order 
by Michael Warren and he offered the opening prayer. The following were present: Ministers Richard Wurst, 
Nathan Byrd, James Rissmiller, Michael Warren, Lisa Mullen; Elders Thomas Vinson and John Neufeld. 

Michael Warren was elected Moderator and Lisa Mullen, Clerk of the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 7:00 p.m., the Moderator presiding. Lisa Mullen preached the sermon using as her text Luke 5:27-39 and 
her topic, "Vintage 1995". Michael Warren propounded the constitutional questions to the minister. Tom 
Vinson offered the prayer of Installation. Ann B. Jahnes was declared duly installed as Campus Minister of 
UNC-G according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Michael Warren charged the 
minister, and John Neufeld charged the congregation. 

Ann B. Jahnes, the newly installed Campus Minister, pronounced the benediction. Following the service the 
Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by Lisa Mullen. 



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ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF ALYCE MARIE KELLY 
AS PASTOR OF ALLEN TEMPLE CHURCH, CLEVELAND 



The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to ordain and install Alyce Marie Kelly as Pastor of Allen 
Temple Presbyterian Church, met at the Allen Temple Church, Cleveland, NC, on August 20, 1995, at 4:30 
p.m. The meeting was called to order by Michael Warren and he offered the opening prayer. The following 
members were present: Ministers Michael Warren, Gail Porter Nelson, Frank Wilkinson, Carlton Eversley, 
Elders Margaret Can and Catrelia Hunter. 

Michael Warren was elected Moderator and Clerk of the Commission. Guest elder Melva W. Costen of ITC 
Seminary, Atlanta, GA, of Atlanta Presbytery was welcomed and invited to sit with the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in worship service 
at 5:00 p.m., the Moderator presiding. Elder Dr. Melva Costen preached the sermon using as her text 
Ephesians 6:10-20 and her topic, "Dressed In Servant Attire." Michael Warren propounded the constitutional 
questions to the minister. Margaret Carr propounded the constitutional questions to the congregation. 
Carlton Eversley offered the prayer of ordination and installation. Alyce Marie Kelly was declared ordained 
and installed as Pastor of Allen Temple Church according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A). Gail Porter Nelson charged the Pastor, and Michael Warren charged the congregation. 

Alyce Marie Kelly, the newly ordained and installed Pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the service 
the Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by Michael 
Warren. 



ORDINATION OF RUTH ANN BROUWER LENGER 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to ordain Ruth Ann Brouwer Lenger as Minister of the Word 
and Sacrament, met at the Forest Hills Presbyterian Church on August 27, 1995, at 2:30 p.m. The meeting 
was called to order by Charles R. Carter, and he offered the opening prayer. The following members were 
present: Ministers Charles R. Carter, Lisa F. Mullen, Holly D. Hayes; Elders Sara Doug Harris, Michael B. 
Hussey, and Jonnette PowelL 

Charles R. Carter was elected Moderator and Holly D. Hayes, Clerk of the Commission. Guest minister 
Ronald B. Wilkins, Southern Baptist; guest elder Peter Brouwer of Burton Heights Christian Reformed 
Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Candidate Mary L. McClure of Traverse City, Michigan, were 
welcomed and invited to sit with the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 3:00 p.m., the Moderator presiding. Lisa F. Mullen preached the sermon using as her text John 15:1-5; I 
Cor. 3:5-9 and her topic, "Working The Family Farm." Charles R. Carter propounded the constitutional 
questions to the minister. Peter Brouwer offered the prayer of ordination. Ruth Ann Brouwer Lenger was 
declared duly ordained as Minister of the Word and Sacrament of the Presbyterian Church (U.S A.) according 
to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Michael B. Hussey charged the minister, and Holly 
D. Hayes charged the congregation. 

Ruth Ann Brouwer Lenger, the newly ordained Minister of the Word and Sacrament, pronounced the 
benediction. Following the service the Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed 
its meeting with prayer by Charles R. Carter. 



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INSTALLATION OF RUTH ANN BROUWER LENGER 
AS PASTOR OF SPENCER CHURCH, SPENCER 



The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install Ruth Ann B. Lenger as Pastor of Spencer 
Presbyterian Church, met at the Spencer Church, Spencer, NC, on September 10, 1995, at 11:00 a.m. The 
meeting was called to order by Larry Ayers, and he offered the opening prayer. The following members were 
present: Ministers Larry Ayers, Lisa Nelson, Stephen Moss; Elders Tom Wyatt, Faye Cecil, Linda Greene, 
and Elinor Wilburn. 

Larry Ayers was elected Moderator and Jonnette Powell, Clerk of the Commission. Guest minister Roy Bell 
of the United Methodist Church and guest elders Martha Gettys, Louise Eddinger, Richard Landis, and 
Jonnette Powell of Spencer Presbyterian Church of Salem Presbytery were welcomed and invited to sit with 
the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 11:00 a.m., the Moderator presiding. Lisa Nelson preached the sermon using as her text Isaiah 42:6-9 and 
her topic, "God Is Doing A New Thing." Larry Ayers propounded the constitutional questions to the minister. 
Elinor Wilburn propounded the constitutional questions to the congregation. Faye Cecil offered the prayer 
of installation. Ruth Ann B. Lenger was declared duly installed as Pastor of Spencer Presbyterian Church 
according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Linda Greene charged the Pastor, and 
Stephen Moss charged the congregation. 

Ruth Ann B. Lenger, the newly installed Pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the service the 
Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by Ruth Ann B. 
Lenger. 



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APPENDIX D 

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS LEADING UP TO WALKOUT AT 209TH SYMOO MEETING 

June, '92 Task Group formed to reorganize Synod to be responsive to greater Presbytery 
responsibility and reduced funding. 

June, '93 Initial proposal presented to Synod Assembly with reduced staff and mission. 

Assembly requested continuation of proposal for presentation at '94 
Assembly. Staff reductions proposed in area of Assoc. for Campus Ministry and 
support staff. 

Nov, *93 Personnel Consultant hired to study Synod Staff morale problem. Info provided 
to Synod Executive and Personnel Committee for action. Rev. Cheryl Duke, Peaks 
Council Member, strongly objected to report not being available to total council 

June, '94 Reorganization proposal presented to Synod Assembly. Proposed reduced Synod 
Staff, elimination of Syncd Council, greater participation by Syncd commissioners, 
and reduced Synod mission. Assembly rejected proposal and created Standing 
Committee of commissioners to study issue and to bring proposed redesign to 
January '95 Reconvened Stated meeting. 

Rev. Carroll D. Jenkins and Rev. Joseph L. Pickard rehired for indefinite term for 
offices of Syncd Executive and Associate Executive for Finance after extensive 
floor discussion and charges of racism. Decision to terminate the position of 
Associate Executive for Campus Ministry placed on hold until Reconvened 
Stated Meeting. Polarization of feelings around these actions began to 
surface. 

June, '94 Personnel changes made at syncd office to initiate Staff downsizing commensurate 
- Jun '95 with reduced mission and funding. 

Nov, *94 Trustees received notification of existence of complaint re: Syncd Office 
Ms management. 

Dec, '94 Trustees received copy of anonymous allegations, advised Jenkins of requested 
-Jan '95 compliance audit, hired CPA (with Syncd Executive Committee permission) to 
conduct audit of Synod internal operations, received report from CPA. 

Jan, '95 Trustees provided 12/20/94 AHedged Mismanagement Document and CPA report to 
Synod Executive. Trustee conference call held and did not agree to take any 
formal action on information. Plan established for three trustees: James A. Payne, 
Charles P. Roberts, and Trent Crewe to meet with Synod Executive Committee to 
express their concern and the need that some action be taken. 

The Executive Committee agreed to look into the anonymous allegations, to take 
corrective action as necessary, and to report back to the Trustees upon 
completion of their investigation. The 18 allegations were shared with all present: 
3 were personnel related and 15 were financial related. None of the financial 
. allegations had previously been brought to the attention of the CounciL 

Jan, '95 Personnel Committee met and concluded allegations were items previously 
acted upon by their committee. The employee was not in -agreement with previous 
decisions. 

Jan, '95 Syncd Comptroller was provided copy cf allegations and was: directed to 
investigate allegations, determine if any verifiable violations, take corrective 
action as necessary, and recort back to Finance Committee. Finance Chairman 
Ward contacted Joe Pickard and advised him of allegations and requested has 

assistance to the Comccroller. 

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Feb, '95 



Mar, '95 
- Apr *95 



Comptroller completed review of records of past two years and advised Ward of 
initial findings on the 15 allegations. Meeting held with Synod's CPA auditing 
firm, Rowles and Company, to advise of allegations and findings. Other than a 
problem related to payment of cash bonuses to synod staff at the end of '93 
without reporting on W-2's , all other allegations were considered to be related to 
internal policy rather than violation of generally accepted auditing standards. 

Trustee Payne, unhappy at lack of progress by Synod on investigation Cit should be 
noted that he did not request status), provided complete package of Allegation of 
Me management and Trustee's CPA findings to Presbytery Executive of the James 
who in turn distributed to all other Pres. Execs. Copies were also mailed to all 
new council members, and information was sent to The Richmond Times-Dispatch 
which printed an article critica] of Dr. Jenkins. 

The Executive Committee cf the Synod made a report to the Trustees on April 26 
on the results of the investigation and reviewed changes being introduced to 
prevent recurrence cf volations of existing policies The Trustees were also 
advised cf those allegations for which there is no verifiable case cf 
mismanagement or evidence of the statement in the allegation being true. 

Trustee Payne responded that he appreciated the investigation report but that it 
was not satisfactory in that we had not found the information which he had but 
could not share with the Executive Committee. 



May, '95 The report on the Investigation into Allegation of Possible Mismanagement cf the 
Synod Office was presented to the 1995 Synod Council and accepted as their 
position on this matter. Representatives from the 1995 Council met with the 
Trustees and Presbytery Executives to present the Council's determination. This 
group was not satisfied with the action taken and requested that an impartial 
committee cf five persons be appointed to review the financial and management 
practices cf the Synod office. 



Aug, '95 In response to the action cf the Presbytery Executives and Trustees, the Council 
eiected a "Committee of Five". 



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APPENDIX E 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
DECEMBER 31. 1994 



TABLE OF C ON TE N TS 



Page 

Independent Auditor's Report 1 

Balance Sheet 2-3 

Statement of Support, Revenue, .Expenses and 

Changes in Fund Balances 4-5 

Statement of Changes in Financial Position 6-7 

Notes to Financial Statements 8-13 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 

Statement of Support, Disbursements, anri 

Transfers of Presbyterian Mission Receipts 14-15 



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M.C WILLIAMS. CPA. 



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STATSVH1L NC 28637 



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CSmfiED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS 
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INDEPENDENT AUDITOR' S REPORT 



The Council of Salem Presbytery 
Clemmons , North Carolina 



We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of the General Fund, Restricted 
Fund, Loan and Grant Fund, Bicentennial Fund, New Church Development Fund and 
Plant Fund of Salem Presbytery as of December 31, 1994, and the related statements 
of support, revenue, expenses and changes in fund balances and changes in 
financial position for the year then ended. These financial statements are the 
responsibility of the Presbytery's management. Our responsibility is to express 
an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We did not audit the 
financial statements of Camp Grier, Camp New Hope and Presbyterian Point, which 
represent 93% of the assets of the Plant Fund. Those financial statements were 
audited by other auditors whose reports thereon have been furnished to us, and our 
opinion, insofar as it relates to the amounts included for Camp Grier, Camp New 
Hope and Presbyterian Point, is based solely on the reports of the other auditors. 



We conducted our audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. 
Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable 
assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material 




misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting 
the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes 
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by 
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. 
We believe that our audit and the reports of other auditors provide a reasonable 
basis for our opinion. 

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all 
material respects, the financial position of Salem Presbytery as of December 31, 
1994, and the results of its operations and changes in its financial position for 
the year then ended in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. 

Our audit was made for the purpose of forming an opinion on the financial 
statements taken as a whole. The supplementary information contained on pages 14 
through 15 is presented for purposes of additional analysis and is not a required 
part of the financial statements. Such information has been subjected to the 
auditing procedures applied in our examination of the financial statements and, in 
our opinion, is fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the 
financial statements taken as a whole. 



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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
December 31, 1994 



NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES 



The significant accounting policies of Salem Presbytery (hereinafter referred 
to as the "Presbytery") are described below to enhance the usefulness of the 
financial statements to the reader. 

Fund Accounting 

To ensure observance of limitations and restrictions placed on the use of 
resources available to the Presbytery, the accounts are maintained in accordance 
with the principles of fund accounting. This is a procedure by which resources 
are classified for accounting and reporting purposes into funds established 
according to their nature and purpose. 

The Presbytery's funds are as follows: 

General Fund - this fund accounts for unr estricted resources that are 
available for the support and operation of the office of the Presbytery. 

Restricted Fund - this fund accounts for all Presbyterian mission collections 
and disbursements and various donor restricted gifts. 

Loan and Grant Fund - this fund accounts for resources restricted to use for 
loans and grants to churches and loans to individuals . 

Bicentennial Fund - this fund accounts for resources restricted by churches ^ 
and individuals to use for the Bicentennial Fund mission projects in 
partnership with the General Assembly and the Synod of the Mid- Atlantic . 

yew Church Development Fund - thi s fund accounts for resources restricted by 
churches and individuals and designated by the Presbytery for approved areas 
of new church development. This fund may temporarily hold property, plant 
and equipment acquired for new church development projects. 

Plant Fund - this fund accounts for all property, plant and equipment owned 
by the Presbytery. 

Plant assets and depreciation 

Uses of general and other funds for plant acquisitions are accounted for as 
transfers to the Plant Fund. Proceeds from the sale of plant assets are 
transferred co the General Fund. Depreciation is provided over the estimated 
useful lives of the respective assets on a straight - line basis for the property, 
plant and equipment. 

The Presbytery also may hold title to various church properties located 
within its boundaries for canonical purposes only. These properties are not 
included in the Plant Fund. 



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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
December 31, 1994 



NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES ( Continued) 

• Support and revenues 

Due to the voluntary nature of Presbyterian mission support received from 
member churches, support is recognized when received by the Presbytery, except 
for support received in the two weeks following the year end, which is recognized 
in the year intended by the member churches. 

Deferred support 

Pledges for the Bicentennial Fund are recorded as deferred revenue. Pledges 
for projects within the Presbytery are reco gniz ed as support in the statement of 
support, revenue, expenses and changes in fund balances* when the pledges are 
collected; therefore, no allowance for uncollectible pledges is de eme d necessary. 

Pension plan 

The Presbytery participates in a pension fund for the employees and 
ministers , administered by the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church 
(USA) . Eligibility is determined by age, length of service, and salary base. 
The pension expense of 1994 was $16,025 for the employees, and §19,406 for the 
ministers . 

Comparative Total (Memorandum Only) 

The total data are presented to facilitate financial analysis. The totals do 
not present financial position, results of operations, or changes in cash flow in 
conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. No consolidating or 
other eliminations were made in arriving at the totals; thus, they do not 
represent consolidated information. 

Reclassifications 

Certain items in the accompanying financial statements for 1993 have been 
reclassified in order to conform with the 1994 financial statement presentation. 



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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
December 31, 1994 



NOTE 2 - PLANT ASSETS 

Purchased plane assets are recorded at cost. Donated plant assets are 
recorded at fair market value at the date received, except for property, plant 
and equipment associated with Camps Grier, New Hope and Presbyterian Point. 
Related camp assets acquired from antecedent presbyteries are recorded at 
historical cost. Property, plant and equipment are comprised of the following at 
December 31: 



PLANT FUND 

Presbytery office, Clemmons, NC: 
Furniture and equipment 
Less: accumulated depreciation 

Investment in Camps (Note 4) : 
Camp Grier 

Land improvements 
Buildings and improvements 
Furniture and equipment 
Less: acc umu lated depreciation 



Camp New Hope 

Land improvements 
Buildings and improvements 
Furniture and equipment 
Less: accumulated depreciation 



Presbyterian Point 
Land improvements 
Buildings and improvements 
Furniture and equipment 
Less : accumulated' depreciation 



Property, plant, and equipment - Plant Fund 

NE3" CHURCH DEVELOPMENT FUND 

First Korean Presbyterian Church 

Land improvements 
Oak Ridge* Presbyterian Church 

Land, building and equipment 

Property, plant and equipment - New Ch^r^h 
Development Fund 



1994 



$ 122,094 
r83. 98CH 



91,705 
190,321 

74,392 
(234,687-) 
121.731 



143,034 
303 , 740 
71,392 
'210 -370-1 
307.296 



4,301 
121,416 
115,223 
C148 ■ 160-> 
92 . 780 

S 559.921 



$ 100,740 
306 .592 

S 407.332 



1993 



$ 99,126 
f75.870^ 
23 .256 



77 , 813 
179,625 

73,770 
f 223. 701*) 
•107.507 



143,034 
300,626 
69,250 
n.98.999^ 
313.911 



4,301 
121,416 
109,245 

n.40.738-) 
94.224 

S 538.893 



$ 100,740 
285.062 

S 385.802 



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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
December 31, 1994 



NOTE 3 - INVESTMENTS 

Investments are presented in the financial statements at cost. Investments 
are normally written down to market value when market values have declined below 
cost, however, the decline at December 31, 1994 is not deemed to be a permanent 
impairment. Investments are composed of the following at December 31: 





1994 


1993 


Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) 

Foundation Balanced Growth Fund: 






Cost 


$109,994 


$103,250 


market 


$104 . 773 


$103,250 


Unrealized loss 


$ 5 . 221 


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NOTE 4 - INVESTMENT IN CAMPS 

The Presbytery acquired 'joint ownership of three camps from the antecedent 
presbyteries: 

Camp Grier - 33 1/3% ownership with the presbyteries of western North Carolina 
and Charlotte; 

Camp New Hope - 50% ownership with the Presbytery of New Hope; and 

Presbyterian Point - 50% ownership with the Presbytery of New Hope. 

The Presbytery's investment in the camps is recorded in the Plant Fund at the 
book value of the property, plant and equipment of each camp. Annual subsidies 
to each camp in excess of capital improvements are recorded as current 
expenditures for program services in the General Fund. 



Subsidies to each camo are as follows: 



Camp Grier 

Camp New Hope and Presbyterian Point 



1994 

$28,283 

64, 390 

$92.673 



1993 

$ 33,543 
74,352 

$107. 895 



The Presbytery provided assistance with administrative costs to Camp New Hope 
and Presbyterian Point of $3,800 in 1994 and $3,600 in 1993. 



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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
December 31, 1994 



NOTE 5 - NOTES RECEIVABLE 

Noces receivable consist of the following at December 31: 

1994 1993 

General Fund 

Individual $ 23,125 $ 

Restricted Fund 

Duke University 33,000 33,000 

and Grant Fund 

Various churches and individuals 70 . 515 91. 599 

$ 126 . 640 S 12&.599 

NOTE 6 - LONG-TERM DEBT 

A summary of long-term debt follows: 
10% loan from General Assembly, Presbyterian 

Church (U.S. A), final payment was in August, 199S $ 9,174 $ 
5.25% mortgage payable to financial institution, 

final payment was in April, 1995 9 .940 - 

$19.114 $ 



NOTE 7 - RESTRICTED FUND 

The restricted fund balance is comprised of the following at December 31: 

199A. 1993 

Two -Cants -a- Meal Hunger Fund $ 90,500 $ 91,990 

Synod/Duke Building Fund 44,359 41,232 

Hsinchu Presbytery Partnership Fund 4,377 4,899 

Peacemaking Fund * 5,334 4,580 

Black Caucus Fund 148 1,525 

Cairo us Ministry Funds 14,820 15,618 

Other 5 .180 6 . 348 

$164.. 718 $ 166 .192 



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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
December 31, 1994 



NOTE 8 - LOAN AND GRANT FUND 

The loan and grant fund balance Is comprised of the following funds 
restricted for loans and grants at December 31: 





1994 


1993 


Church Development Loan Fund 


$ 70,000 


$ 61,266 


General Loan Fund 


156,543 


150,000 


Grant Fund 


16,244 


15,763 


Knox -Abe ma thy Fund 


1,332 


1,084 


D. P. Foust Fund 






Home Mission Work 


12,586 


9,326 


Preaching Weak Churches 


7,488 


11,132 


Other 


57,246 


51,138 


Stone Estate Fund 


26,741 


25,896 


Maryland Hickerson Fund 


1,250 


1,250 


Cora Harrison Fund 


846 


824 


Virgil Ashbaugh Fund 


2,469 


2,391 


Mary Smich Loan Fund 


3.980 


3.980 


S356.730 


. S334.055 



The Orange Presbytery Foundation, Inc. continues to hold shares of stock in 
the North Carolina Railroad Co. for the benefit of Salem Presbytery. At December 
31, 1994, the market value of this investment was $28,028. 



NOTE 9 - TAX EXEMPT STATUS 

The Presbytery is a nonprofit organization exempt under Internal Revenue Code 
Section 501(c)(3). It pays neither federal or state income taxes on related 
income. 



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STATEMENT OF SUPPORT , DISBURSEMENTS AND TRANSFERS OF 
PRESBYTERIAN MISSION RECEIPTS 

Year Ended December 31, 1994 



SUPPORT 

Presbyterian mission receipts 
from churches 

Budge Ced unified & selected 
giving 

Non-budge ced selected giving 
Special offerings 
Validated causes 
Tocal support 



Actual 



§1,774,778 

129,433 
243.218 



S 2. 147 .479 



DISBURSEMENTS 

General Assembly- 
Budge Ced unified & selected- giving 
Presbyterian mission " $ 

Per capita assessments 
Non-budgeted selected giving 
Special offerings 

One Great Hour of Sharing 

Offering 
Christmas Joy Gift Offering 
Witness Offering 
Validated causes 
SOS Projects 
1% theological fund ' 
Crisis relief 
Other special gifts 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

Budgeted unified & selected giving 
Presbyterian mission 
Assessments 
Non-budgeted selected giving 
Special offerings 

Mother's Day Offering 
Thanksgiving Offering 
Validated causes 

Presbyterian Homes, Inc. 
Barium Springs Home for 

Children 
Other 
Salem Presbytery 

Non-budge ced selecced giving 
Validated causes 

Grandfather Home for 

Children 
Other 

Tocal disbursements 



285,145 
165,998 



41,165 
42,706 
19,369 

16,335 
45,915 
35 , 854 
5,273 



204,711 
96 , 642 



9,501 
11,994 

3,697 

3,859 
575 



3,055 
1.606 
993 . 400 



Budgeted 



$1,825,000 



SI. 825.000 



$ 297,917 
:,- 165,998 



213,243 
96,642 



773 . 800 



Actual 
Over 

Hinder') 



$(50,222) 

129,483 
243.218 
S 322.479 



$(12,772) 



41,165 
42,706 
19,369 

16,335 
45,915 
35 , 854 
5,273 



(8,532) 



9,501 
11,994 

3,697 

3,859 
575 



3,055 
1.606 
219 . 600 



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TRANSFERS 

Salem Presbytery 
General Fund 

Budgeted unified & selected 
giving 

Presbyterian mission 
Non-budge ced selected giving 
Validated causes 

Other special gifts 
Restricted Fund 

Non-budgeted selected giving 
Special offerings 

Peacemaking 
Validated causes 

Two- Cents -a-Seal Hunger 

Program 
Hsinchu Presbytery 

Partnership 
Candidates Ordination 
Winston- Salem Campus 
Ministries 

Total transfers 

Total disbursements and transfers 



Actual 



$1,021,083 
8,856 

4,748 

115,748 

1,200 
1,339 

1.105 
1.154.. 079 

$ 2 , 147 . 479 



Budgeted 



$1,050,000 



1,200 



1,051., 200 

$ 1.825,000 



Actual 
Over 
(Under) 



$(28,917) 
8,856 

4,748 
115,748 

1,339 

1.105 
102.879 

$ 322 . 479 



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APPENDIX F 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
GOALS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
Norman Whitney, Moderator 
October 24, 1995 

SALEM PRESBYTERY 

VISION 

With a devoted faith in Jesus Christ Salem Presbytery has accepted God's call to witness to 
the way of our risen Savior and to serve Christ's own in the world. Undergirded and guided 
by God's Spirit we seek together to strengthen the worship, work, and witness of Presbytery, 
our congregations and all our faithful to be the people of God spanning barriers of race, 
gender, class, and ethnic background. 

MISSION 

Salem Presbytery is called to fulfill the MISSION and GOVERNING responsibilities given 
us by Jesus Christ, the great Head of the Church, as interpreted by the Constitution of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S .A.); that every one of us will be strengthened and equipped as 
faithful disciples of Jesus throughout the whole world. 

FOCUS AREA 1 

To live out the connectional nature of the church in partnership with sessions, synod, and 
General Assembly and in cooperation with other denominations 

FOCUS AREA 2 

To nurture congregations to fulfill their mission 
FOCUS AREA 3 

To provide support to developing/redeveloping churches 

FOCUS AREA 4 

To care for church professionals 

FOCUS AREA 5 

To initiate a regional witness faithful to the minis try of Jesus Christ 
FOCUS AREA 6 

To participate in the worldwide mission of the church 



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FOCUS AREA 1 

To live oat the Nature of the Connectional Church in Partnership with Sessions, Synod, and 
General Assembly and In Cooperation with Other Denominations 

Objective 1 

Develop occasions and methods through which education on issues, faith sharing, Bible 
study, and open discussion can take place 

Objective 2 

Design and implement effective, open, accessible communication system (dialogue, 
information sharing, quick response) to include: 

* system of regular, frequent in person contacts with each session for sharing 
Presbytery goals and understanding needs of the churches 

* plans to prepare commissioners to Presbytery/Synod/GA meetings for effective 
participation and reporting to session/congragations 

* distribution of a master annual calendar for all presbytery meetings and events with 
updates as needed 

* coordinated promotion/publicity for meetings and events 

* appropriate software applications 

Objective 3 

Design and implement a stewardship program to support the mission of the whole church 
Objective 4 

Coordinate the development of presbytery committee action plans and provide training for 
presbytery committees 

Objective 5 

Strengthen ecumenical awareness through contacts, conversations, and cooperation with 
other denominations 

FOCUS AREA 2 
To nurture congregations in their work to fulfill their mission. 

Objective 1 

Offer opportunities for developing leaders for service as officers, teachers, and program 
moderators for local churches 

Objective 2 

Develop ministries to young families with children and ministries to senior adults 

* provide a variety of program and study resources (print, media, people, etc.) for use 
by churches and ministers 

Objective 3 

Enrich our worship life through reformed liturgy and music using education, worship 
experiences, workshops, etc. 



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FOCUS AREA 3 
To provide support for developing/redeveloping churches 

Objective 1 

Emphasize evangelism and educate leaders in strategies and methods 
Objective 2 

Develop workable plans for starting new churches and redeveloping, revitalizing existing 
churches 

Objective 3 

Develop system of support for strengthening smaller membership churches especially those 
with special opportunities 

FOCUS AREA 4 

To care for church professionals 

Objective 1 

Fulfill responsibilities assigned by the Book of Order to the Committee on Ministry 
Objective 2 

Develop system of sensitive care and support of church professionals (spiritual, emotional, 
financial needs) that will include: 

* a "pastor shepherd" program conveniently available in each section 

* needs of ordained women ministers 

Objective 3 

Establish fall and spring, short term continuing education events 

FOCUS AREA 5 

To initiate a regional witness faithful to the ministry of Jesus Christ 

Objective 1 

Celebrate and use the diversity of our membership as an opportunity for growth in our 
service to Christ emphasizing unity in the midst of our diversity 

Objective 2 

Develop a cooperative network of service agencies so that together we may more effectively 
change the root causes of poverty and increase self-sufficiency of our less privileged 
neighbors 

* Offer frequent opportunities for "hands-on" work experiences in solidarity with the 
poor, homeless, and hungry 



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Objective 3 

Provide facilities and programs to strengthen regional Outdoor Ministries opportunities for 
youth and other church groups 
Objective 4 

Build a strong Presbyterian Campus Ministry within cooperative ecumenical relationships 
emphasizing study, witness, and fellowship 

FOCUS AREA 6 

To participate in the worldwide mission of the church 

Objective 1 

Increase local church knowledge and commitment to the worldwide mission through 
education, travel/work trips, personal contact by mission workers, visits from sister/partner 
churches and presbyteries 

Objective 2 

Develop simpler lifestyle education programs that encourage responsible and equitable use 
of the world's resources 

Objective 3 

Increase giving to mission efforts by promoting understanding of and commitment to 
Pennies-for-Hunger/2 Cents-A-Meal for all age groups in the church 

The Goals and Evaluation Committee has prepared these statements through an extensive 
series of contacts with present Salem Committees, many different churches through holding 
Town Meetings in various parts of the Presbytery, and presentation to the last meeting of 
Salem Presbytery. Content has been revised and enriched at each stage through comments, 
suggestions, and criticisms offered at each step. 

We believe this statement clarifies what Salem Presbytery is and does. It also challenges us 
with a sense of urgency and focus to the areas of activity and program to be emphasized as 
the turn of the century approaches. 

We are pleased to present these statements for adoption to guide Salem's program activities. 



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APPENDIX G 



PROGRAM FOR COMMISSIONED LAY PREACHERS 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 

PURPOSE 

Salem Presbytery provides Commissioned Lay Preacher training to prepare for commissioning 
as lay preachers, and to enhance the preaching and teaching skills of elders in accordance with 
Section G-o\0304 of the Book of Order. The Committee on Ministry expects that the 
Commissioned Lay Preachers (CLP) will serve as occasional supply for pastors away from their 
pulpits or for pastorless churches. In some circumstances the Committee on Ministry may 
approve a particular CLP for a continuing temporary supply relationship with a pastorless 
congregation. Elders who are not candidates for commissioning as Lay Preachers may avail 
themselves of CLP training to enhance their service in their own congregation. 

G- 14.05 16 establishes the definition and criteria for commissioned lay preachers and their 
ongoing accountability to the Presbytery. 

Persons who are interested in serving in this capacity will secure the approval of their 
Session and apply to the Committee on Ministry. The applicants will be examined by a 
committee of Presbytery as to their personal faith and motives for seeking the commission. 

The candidate for this commission shall be instructed in Bible, Theology, Worship and 
Sacraments, Presbyterian Polity, and Preaching. After receiving training and examination, and 
recommendation of the COM, the Candidate may receive a Co mmis sion as a Lay Preacher (CLP) 
for three years by Salem Presbytery to lead worship and preach the gospel as a Temporary 
Supply, or for definite time periods in designated congregations in Salem Presbytery. 

COURSE WORK/TRAINING 

Courses may be offered in Preaching, Worship Leadership, and Ministry Skills in addition 
to the subjects required by the Book of Order. Upon successful completion of the training 
classes, the candidates will be presented to the Committee on Ministry (COM) who will make 
the approval for a service of Commissioning at a regular stated meeting of Salem Presbytery. 

SUPERVISION 

CLP's will work under the supervision of the Presbytery and the Committee on Ministry. 
Direct supervision will often be done by the Moderator of the Session where the CLP is 
assigned. There will also be a mentor assigned for each CLP. 

OPTIONS FOR SERVICE 

Temporary Pulpit Supply: — CLP may be called to serve on a single Sunday of preaching 
occasionally. This does not require the approval of Presbytery during the term of the 
commission. 

Regular Service in a particular church: — At the request of a Session of a vacant church, 
a CLP may consider supply for a term of service not to exceed one year. The CLP and the 
Session will discuss the tenure of service, duties, leave time, and compensation. Vacation and 



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study leave are granted on the same basis as it is for pastors. Upon the request of the Session 
to the COM, to approve terms of supply, the CLP may be designated by the Presbytery for a 
term of service. 

At the end of twelve months, the relationship to the church is automatically terminated, but may 
be renewed upon request of the session, review by the COM, and consent of the CLP. 

CHURCHES APPLYING FOR CLP SERVICES 

Churches seeking Term CLP Services, will interview CLPs in their geographical area. 
When the person and terms are agreed upon, the Session will authorize and submit a "Request 
for CLP Services" (available from the Presbytery Office) to the COM for approval, so that the 
Presbytery may designate a CLP for a term of service. 

Applications for Commissioned Lay Preacher are available from the Presbytery Office or through 
your Clerk of Session. Candidates must be endorsed by the Session, and approved by the 
Committee on Ministry to begin training. 

TUITION: $100 



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TRAINING 



EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS 
Preparation includes: 

A. Class instruction, provided by Salem Presbytery 

(This will be the basis for all instruction and work for the program.) 

B. Completion of written work from each class 

C. Reading program and Supervisor consultation, monthly 

D. Examination on each area of instruction 

A. Class instruction shall consist of nine courses of four months each, offered in three 
education terms. Each course will meet one time per month for four months, with four 
weeks for individual study and work between classes. Each class session will be one and one 
half hours. Each education term has three classes offered and required. The total class 
time, therefore, will be six hours of instruction per class and fifty-four hours in all. 

The courses offered and required are: 
Old Testament 
New Testament 
Theology 

Presbyterian Church (USA) History and Polity 
Pastoral Care and Ethics 
Worship and the Sacraments 
Sermon Preparation 

Preaching Practicum (I and II) - two courses 
Training in Church Growth and Evangelism 
(Committee will design all the components on such for instruction) 

B. Written work, including at least one written report, will be required from each course. 

C. A reading and study program will be designed by each class instructor. Each CLP 
candidate will be assigned a Mentor who will meet with the candidate one time per month 
to assess the progress of the program and reflect upon the study material. (After the 
commissioning of the candidate, the Mentor will also consult with the Commissioned Lay 
Preacher for ongoing training and direction.) 

D. Final exams will be scheduled separately from class instruction time. Exams will be 
designed by the class instructors with approval and consultation with the Preparation for 
Ministry/Examinations Committee. 



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SUGGESTED SCHEDULE: 

EDUCTIONAL TERM I: Meets Saturdays, March 2, April 13, May 4, June 1, 1996 
Exams - June 15, 1996 



9:00-10:30 AM 



Old Testament 



10:30-11:00 AM Break 
11:00-12:30 PM Theology 
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch 



1:30-3:00 PM 



Sermon Preparation 



EDUCATIONAL TERM IL Meets Saturdays, July 6, August 3, September 7, 1996 
Exams - September 21, 1996 



9:00-10:30 AM 



New Testament 



10:30-11:00 AM Break 

11:00-12:30 PM Presbyterian Church (USA) History and Polity 
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch 



1:30-3:00 PM 



Preaching Practicum I 



EDUCATIONAL TERM HI: Meets Saturdays, October 5, November 2, December 7, 1996 
Exams - December 21, 1996 



9:00-10:30 AM 



Pastoral Care and Ethics 



10:30-11:00 AM Break 

11:00-12:30 PM Worship and the Sacraments 

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch 



1:30-3:00 PM 



Preaching Practicum II 



Commissioned Lay Preachers will be approved by the Committee on Preparation for 
Ministiy/Exarninations and the Committee on Ministry to be commissioned at the February 
meeting of Salem Presbytery. 



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APPROVAL AND COMMISSIONING 



For consideration to be approved and commissioned, the candidate must 
successfully complete all of the following steps: 

A. Approval by all class instructors. The CLP candidate must receive a passing 
evaluation for class participation and written work for every class by the instructors. 

B. Approved by Preparation on Ministry /Examinations Committee. 

1. Exams. The applicant must receive a passing evaluation for each examination. 

2. Statement of Faith and sermon. The applicant shall present a written Statement 
of Faith and a written sermon to the Preparation on Ministry/Examinations 
Committee, and shall give oral interpretation of the Statement of Faith and/or 
sermon in response to questions of the Committee. 

C. Committee On Ministry. Upon satisfactory completion of all the above requirements, 
the CLP candidate shall meet with the Committee On Ministry for recommendation to 
Presbytery for commissioning. 

D. Salem Presbytery. All candidates recommended by the Committee On Ministry as 
Commissioned Lay Preachers will be voted upon for approval and commissioned at a 
regular stated meeting of Salem Presbytery. 

COMMISSIONING STATUS 

A. Pulpit supply. Upon their commissioning by Presbytery, all Commissioned Lay 
Preachers will be placed on the pulpit supply list. A church seeking occasional supply 
of the pulpit for a single Sunday may employ a CLP to preach without mediating 
approval of the Committee On Ministry or other Presbytery body. 

B. Designated CLP. A CLP may contract with a church for a designated relationship of 
preaching and possibly other duties. A designated relationship may be for up to twelve 
months and may be renewed by the request of the session, review by the COM, and with 
the consent of the CLP. After three years, this relationship may continue if the CLP is 
recommissioned by the Presbytery. 

The Designated CLP may administer the Lord's Supper if invited by the Session 
of a church and authorized by the Presbytery. This authorization to administer 
the Sacrament will be only for a specifically designated church. No CLP may 
administer the Sacrament of Baptism or perform the Christian Service of 
Marriage. 



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Churches seeking a designated relationship with a CLP will have the Session authorize 
a "Request for CLP Services" form available from the Presbytery office. The completed 
form will be sent to the COM which will suggest Commissioned Lay Preachers 
geographically near the church. A CLP and the Session will discuss the tenure of 
service, duties, leave time, and compensation. (It is expected that vacation and study 
leave are granted on the same basis as for pastors.) The relationship shall be approved 
by the COM with the concurrence of the Session and the CLP. 

C. Tenure. A CLP is commissioned for three years, and must apply for recommissioning 
if he/she desires to continue as a CLP. 



CONTINUING SUPPORT AND OVERSIGHT 

A. Individual study and Presbytery participation. The Commissioned Lay Preacher is 
to continue in faithful study and devotional use of the Bible, and is to regularly attend 
Presbytery meetings as a corresponding member without vote. 

B. Study Opportunities. The Commissioned Lay Preacher shall continue to engage in 
study opportunities and is entitled to apply for continuing education funds from the 
Presbytery. 

C. Review by the Committee On Ministry. Commissioned Lay Preachers shall appear 
before the Committee On Ministry of the Presbytery annually to review the continuing 
education of the lay preacher, to review the commission in general, and to make 
recommendations concerning the renewal of the commission to the Presbytery. 

D. Role of the Supervisor. The Moderator of the Session at the church where the 
Commissioned Lay Preacher is serving shall be the •Supervisor" for the CLP, having 
oversight for the ministry of that lay preacher. 

E. Role of the Mentor. The "Mentor" for the CLP during training remains as a mentor 
throughout the year to consult with and provide guidance to the CLP. 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
ANNOUNCES 

COMMISSIONED LAY PREACHER TRAINING PROGRAM 
APPLICATION PERIOD: November 5, 1995 - January 5, 1996 
INTERVIEW PERIOD: January 15, 1996 - February 15, 1996 
ORIENTATION/CLASS ASSIGNMENT: March 2, 1996 

The Committee on Ministry invites those elders who are led by God's Spirit to volunteer for training as 
Commissioned Lay Preachers. Commissioned Lay Preachers will lead worship and preach in churches 
without pastors, or will be available to preach for pastors while they are absent from their congregation. 

Interested persons can secure application Forms from the Presbytery Office or the Moderator of their 
Session. 

Approved persons will follow a one-year training program in conformity with requirements of the Book of 
Order (G- 14.05 16). Upon completion of the training and examination by the Committee on Ministry, 
applicants will be recommended for a three-year commission to labor within the bounds of Salem 
Presbytery. 

The Commissioned Lay Preacher program has been authorized by Salem Presbytery as a means of 
fulfilling its commitment to see that all churches within its bounds have the best possible leadership. 



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APPLICATION 
COMMISSIONED LAY PREACHER TRAINING PROGRAM 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 



Name: 

Mailing Address: 



Telephone: Home: Work: 

Present home church: 



Year joined; Year ordained: 



Describe your activities in the life and mission of the Church. 



Education and training: 



Work experience: 



I nearby apply for admission to the Commissioned Lay Preacher Training Program of Salem Presbytery. I 
understand that satisfactory completion of the program is a requirement of commissioning. I also 
understand that the completion of the training is not a guarantee that such a commission will be granted. 

Signed: Date: 



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STATEMENT OF INTEREST: 



Please answer the following the following question in one page or less: Why do you want to be a 
Commissioned Lay Preacher. 

SESSIONAL ENDORSEMENT 

The Session of endorses this applicant for the 

Commissioned Lay Preacher Training Program of Saiem Presbytery. 

Moderator of Session date 



Clerk of Session date 



APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

1. Present your statement of interest and application to your Session. 

2. Meet with the Session to secure their endorsement for the Commissioned Lay Preacher program. 

3. Forward your application, statement of interest and Session endorsement to: 

Commissioned Lay Preacher Program 
Salem Presbytery 
P O Box 1763 
Clemmons^NC 27012 



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COMMISSIONED LAY PREACHERS PROGRAM 
Salem Presbytery 

Qualifications and Requirements 



GENERAL: The Book of Order authorizes the Co mmissio ned Lay Preacher program in Section 
G-6.0304. The purpose of this document is to describe more specifically how that program will 
be implemented in Salem Presbytery. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

A. Application to become a Commissioned Lay Preacher (CLP) may be marie by any 
Presbyterian Elder who is active in the life and work of any church in Salem Presbytery. 

B. Applicants should demonstrate a high commitment to the church, positive leadership 
n the ministry of their respective congregations, and be recognized as having qualities of 
leadership and servanthood within their particular bodies of faith and by their Sessions. 

REQUIREMENTS: 

A. Applicants will be recommended by their Session to the Preparation On Ministry 

f^nnrmrrTf~»/F TSTmnaff rm s Committee. 

B. Applicants will meet with the Preparation On Ministry Committee/Exammatioiis 
Committee. The committees shall sm^ty themselves concerning the personal faith of the 
applicant, knowledge of the Bible, Reformed theology and sacraments, Presbyterian Polity, 
ability to teach and preach, and the motives which have rrrfin^r^ the applicants to seek a 
commission. 

C. If approved, applicants win spend at least one year in preparati on under the 
supervision of the committees stated above with a minister assigned by the committees to serve 
as mentor. 

D. Applicants will then par tici pa te in and complete, to the satisfaction of the committees 
noted above, a thorough course of instruction described below in draining." 

E. Upon satisfactory completion of these requirements, the Committee On Ministry shall 
recommend an applicant to the Presbytery for commissioning 

F. If approved by the Presbytery, the commissioning service will be held during a 
Presbytery meeting. 



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APPENDIX H 



A VISION FOR CHILDREN AND THE CHURCH 



Because 

We affirm that 

all children are a gift of God, 

created by God and created good; 
all children are a gift 

to the whole of human community; 
all children have a real faith 

and gifts for ministry; 
all children have the right to be children; 
and ail children are not just tomorrow, 
they are today. 

We believe that 
all child ren depend upon adults for safety and 
security in a world that does not always 
value children; 
ail children are affected first and most deeply 
by those things that work against health 
and wholeness; 
where there is disease, 

children sicken and die; 
where there is horaeiessness, 
children sleep on the streets and 
in other dangerous places; 
where there is war, children are frightened 

and without a safe place; 
where the air and water are polluted, 
children feel the effects in their bodies 
and in their futures; 
where there is shame, children's spirits 
are wounded. 



Therefore 

we hope for a world 

where ail children can find a safe place; 
where ail ages, races, genders, creeds, and 
abilities are recognized, valued, 
and celebrated; 
where all adults hear the voices of children 

and speak with as well as for them; 
where all children have "first call" on the 
world's resources and first place in the 
minds and hearts of the world's adults. 

Because 

Jesus welcomed children and encouraged us to 

welcome them in his name; 
Jesus lifted up a child as an example of what 

realm of God is like. 

Therefore 
we hope for a church 

where we take seriously our baptismal vow to 

nurture all children committed to our care; 
where we bring good news to ail those places 
where children are in need; 
where adults and children alike share in 
ministry. 

We covenant to act so that this vision may be made 
real for all children, now and in times to come. 



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INDEX 



Commissioned Lay Preacher Proposal 232, 269 

Commissioners to Synod, Report of 226 

Committees, Standing 

Resolutions & Overtures Committee 233 

Committees, Reports of * 

Bicentennial Fund Accountability Committee 235 

Budget & Finance Committee . . . » 227 

Committee on Ministry 231 

Committee on Representation 239 

Council 222 

Evangelism Committee 228 

Examinations Committee 229 

Goals & Evaluation Committee 228 

Nominating Committee 236 

Worldwide Ministries Committee 227 

Enrollment 218 

Ministers 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Appointment of 

Mark Todd Stewart 230 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Minutes of 

Lou McAlister East 247 

Ann B. Jahnes 247 

Alyce Marie Kelly 248 

Ruth Ann Brouwer Lenger 248, 249 

Dissolutions of Pastoral Relationships 

Nathan L. Byrd - St James 231 

Guy W. Hunt, Jr. - Danbury Community 231 

Reception of 

Mark Todd Stewart - Pastor, Crestwood 229 

Ernest L. Stoffel - Honorably Retired 231 

Retirement of 

Malcolm M Bullock ' rr . 232 

Omnibus Motion 221 

Presbyterian Men Annual Report 240 

Service of Honorable Retirement 

Warren C. Brannon 227 

Catherine J. Reed 226 



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Session Records Review Report 241 

Stated Clerk's Report 241 



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Minutes of 




SALEM 
PRESBYUERY 



TWENTY-NINTH STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA 
February 10, 1996 



THIRTIETH STATED MEETING 
SEDGEFIELD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
April 23, 1996 



THIRTY-FIRST STATED MEETING 

LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
July 20, 1996 



THIRTY-SECOND STATED MEETING 
ELKIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA 
October 22, 1996 



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TWENTY-NINTH STATED MEETING 
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SALEM PRESBYTERY 



TWENTY-NINTH STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA 

February 10, 1996 



OFFICERS 



Moderator 

Moderator-in-Nomination 
Stated Clerk 
Recording Clerk 



Margaret Marks 
N. N. Fleming, III 
John M. Handley 
Robert M. Matthews 



PRESBYTERY'S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk John M. Handley 
Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer Willie D. Garvin 

Associate Presbyter for Congregational Life Hewon Han 
Associate Presbyter for Care and 

Development of Leadership A. Michael Warren 

Interim Hunger Action Enabler James H. Banbury 

Assocoate for Camp Ministries Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 

Associate for Camps and Conferences Paul Ransford 

Administrative Assistant Esther Preston 

Executive Secretary Phyllis Plyler 

Bookkeeper Sara Williams 

Receptionist/Secretary Judy Brock 

Secretary Brenda Nance 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 LewisviUe-CIemmons Road 
Suite 308 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
Phone: (910) 766-3393 
FAX: (910) 766-7153 



TWENTY-NINTH STATED MEETING 
MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA 
February 10, 1996 



The Twenty-Ninth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery, held on Saturday, February 10, 1996, at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Salisbury, North Carolina. The meeting was called to order by Moderator Margaret 
Marks at 9:00 a.m. She led the opening prayer and the Presbytery joined in a service of Worship and 
Communion. The liturgists were the Reverend Robert Lewis and the Reverend James Henderson. Retiring 
Moderator Margaret Marks preached the sermon entitled, "A Sense of What Is Vital". The organist was Flora 
Abernathy. The worship service included a Necrology of Elders of churches in Salem Presbytery who died in 
1995 (Appendix A, pp. 21-23). 

ENROLLMENT 

Commissioners Administrative 

Elders 122 Non-Commissioners 

Ministers 93 

Visitors 

Corresponding Members 
Ministers 

Total 

Church Educators 1 



The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-F 

J. Lawrence Ayers, James H Banbury, Jonathan C. Barker, Linda L. Blessing, Ronald L. Bowie, Ernest M 
Bradford, Warren C. Brannon, Malcolm M. Bullock, Frederick A. H Coates, Frank C. Collier, Virginia Ann 
Cowfer, William J. Cowfer, Dale W. Davidson, Max E. Deal, M Susan Dobyns, Christopher F. East, Stewart 
E. Ellis, Robert C. Evans, EU, Carlton A. G. Eversley, Jeffrey J. Falter, Norris L. Fellows, Dusty K. Fiedler, 
Carol C. Fisher, Charles G. Fitzpatrick, Elijah B. Freeman, Robert O. Freeman. 

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Murv L. Gardiner, Robert J. Goforth, J. Randy Hall, Hewon Han, John M. Handley, Holly D. Hayes, William 
C. Hayes, James Henderson, Robert M. Howard, Joanne R. Hull, Guy W. Hunt, Jr., George Hunter, Robert 
S. Jeffords, Sr., William Jones, Alyce M. Kelly, J. David Kivett, William R. Knox, Thomas K Lane, Donald 
E. Lannon, William F. Lawrence, Jr., James E. Layman, David T. Lee-Andrews, Robert M. Lewis, S. Edwin 
Lewis, Stephen P. McCutchan, Sam E. McGregor, Jr., John L. Milholland, E. Thomas Miller, James A. 
Mitcham, H. Reid Montgomery, Molly D. Morgan, Stephen A. Moss, Lisa M. Mullen. 

N-Z 

Lisa T. Nelson, David C. Partington, S. Curtis Patterson, Jamie Bibee Pharr, Phillip J. Pogue, Michael J. 
Poulos, Catherine J. Reed, Marie P. Reed, William C. Rhodes, Jr., Leland A. Richardson, Raymond W. 
Riddleberger, James M. Rissmiller, Dennis J. Sebesan, Jeffrey D. Smith, Stevan A. Snipes, Billy F. Sosebee, 
Joe L. Spears, William F. Stephens, III, Samuel Stevenson, Patricia F. Stewart, Al F. Thomas, Jr., John G. 



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Truitt, Jr., W. Russell Ward, Jr., A. Michael Warren, William C. Weckerly, Kellie E. Weekley-Mills, Norman 
M Whitney, Sr., John A. Wilkerson, Jr., Daniel C. Wilkers, Stephen H. Wilkins, Frank C. Wilkinson, James 
K Wilson, Jr., William T. Wing, III, Richard S. Wurst, Jr. 



The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

Wyatt Aiken, Jr., James H. Allen, Jesse W. Bledsoe, L. Adlai Boyd, John C. Brearley, Janet B. Briscoe, Nathan 
L. Byrd, Kathryn J. Cameron, Carole F. Chase, M Gray Clark, Robert E. Cleveland, Frank M Dew, Robert 
A. Fiedler, James T. Frazier, Larry W. Freeman, Robert M Gant, Jr., Philip R. Gehman, Sherron K. George, 
David C. Heil, Robert W. Henderson, David L. Henry, Robert W. Herron, Cynthia R Higgins, Fredrick R. 
Horner, Walter W. King, Phyllis M. H Kort, Robert E. Lee, David E. Leininger, Ruth Ann B. Lenger, B. Paul 
Lindsey, Joel M. Long, Steve A. Martin, Robert M Matthews, James M Mauldin, Mary C. McNeal, James 

F. Miller, J. Herbert Nelson, Steve Macon Pharr, Joseph L. Pickard, A. B. Plexico, Paul N. Ridolfi, Jeannette 

G. Rodenbough, Donald G. Scofield, Jr., Grant M. Sharp, A. Carter Shelley, R. Page Shelton, Jerold D. 
Shetler, Paul R. Snell, Larry E. Summey, David H Sutton, J. Gordon Williams, Paul D. Woodall, Jr., R. Scott 
Woodmansee, Christopher E. Zorn. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Alonza M. Alexander, Lawrence W. Avent, Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr., Dwight Lee Barker, Edwin C. Brammer, 
Jr., Charles L. Brown, William Brown, David H Burr, George S. Calhoun, Cecil C. Callis, George C. 
Carpenter, William H. Chappell, L. B. Colquitt, Jr., Herbert H Culler, Ares Davidian, Frank A. Davison, F. 
Marion Dick, C. Wayne Dixon, Joseph W. Flora, Robert L. Forbis, Jr., William H. Foster, Jr., Milton M. 
Foust, Samuel R. Fudge, Harold E. Fuller, Joseph M. Garrison, Lucius A. Gray, J. Stimson Hawkins, Dewitt 
F. Helm, Everett A. Hewlett, Z. N. Holler, John S. Johnson, Henry J. Keating, Morton Kurtz, Julian Lake, 
William F. Long, Wilkes D. Macaulay, James M McDaniel, Charles T. McKee, Lacy V. McPherson, Allen C. 
McSween, William S. Metzel, Donald Mimbs, K Moser Misenheimer, Allen E. Morrison, William H 
Morrison, Joseph B. Mullin, Robert E. Osman, Darrell A. Parker, Joseph K Parker, Jr., O. W. Perrell, George 
A. Ploger, W. Clark Porter, HI, Donald G. Price, John A. Redhead, Jr., Gerald N. Reiff, Paul S. Ryoo, Lester 
E. Sheppard, William R. Smith, HI, Jamie D. Stimson, Ernest L. Stoffel, Harry S. Thomas, Robert L. Turner, 
William D. Varker, Stanley M. Voth, Harold F. Waldruff, Roy E. Watts, Worth N. Watts, Robert W. Wells, 
John C. Whitley, John A. Womeldorf, William J. Wrenn, Jr. 



The following Ministers were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Phillip A. Beck, Robert A. Bryant, Robert E. Button, David M. Cameron, Charles R. Carter, O. Leighton 
Culler, Kermit W. Dancy, William Riche DeLong, James A. Dickens, Barbara E. Dua, Lou McAlister East, 
Carter B. Gillespie, Soctt C. Girard, Margret L. Henderson, Ann B. Jahnes, Kurt W. Johnston, Z. Bradford 
Long, William J. MacDonald, J. Roger Marrow, Judson J. Milam, George H. Murray, IV, Gail Porter Nelson, 
Richard R. Osmer, Franklin L. Partridge, III, Russell H. Ritchel, Jr., Jerry M. Smith, Laura M. Spangler, Mark 
T. Stewart, John B. Talmage, Glenn C. Thomason, Erich W. Thompson, Dan M. Thornton, Rockwell P. Ward, 
Benjamin F. Williams, Charles Williams. 



The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their representatives: 
A-F 

Alamance Gene Carroll, J. Lee Jobe, Harvey Walker, Allen Temple Virginia A. Mott, Asheboro First Watson 
Murphy, Bethel Beth Andrews, Lisa Gerringer, Bethesda rStatesville) Kay Hart, Beulah Debbie Coles, Otis 
Scott, Bixbv Lib Cornatzer, Boone First Frankl Hamilton, Buffalo Patsy Straughan, Calvary Margaret S. Marks, 



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Fred Tatum, Cameron Themla Garner Mills, Centre David Alexander, Church of the Covenant John E. 
Barney, Church of the Cross Don R. Moore, Clemmons Shirley Gunn, Community in Christ Marsha Hooks, 
Concord John Ervin, Cooleemee Grier C. Waller, Cross Roads Ray Clark, John H. Coble, Dellabrook Annie 
Campbell, Fred Terry, Dogwood Acres Harlan Sexton, Elkin Woody Faulk, Fairmont Frances Hedrick, Colleen 
Story, Faith Mike Ketchum, Fieldstone Margaret Freeman, Flat Rock Rosa Marshall, Forest Park Steve 
Wilson, Francisco Octavia Edwards, Franklin Kevin L. McNeely, Freedom Wilma Norman, Dorena Stevenson. 

G-M 

Grace William Shouse, Graham Bill Cooke, Greensboro First Betty K Phipps, Richard Wharton, Greenwood 
Harvey Carroll, Griers M. Margaret Butler, Guilford Park David Barnes, Frank Hall, Hawfields Joanne 
McAdams, Ralph Webster, High Point First Bill Hylton, Laird Minear, David White, Highland Whaley Batson, 
Harriett Morton, Hills Billy R. Joyce, Immanuel Sue E. Lambert, Jamestown David Atwood, Cathy Durbin, 
John Hamil, John Calvin Robert W. Wilson, Laurel Fork Don Tucker, Lexington First John Harman, Marjorie 
McCutchen Clark, Lexington Second Gail McBride, Sharon Mehaffey, Llovd Estella McFadden, Vera Williams, 
Madison Monte Mcintosh, Mebane Brooks Gardner, Ernest Richmond, Mocksville First Paul Beaver, 
Mooresville First William B. Harris, Miriam McNeely, Mount Airv First James G. Burke, Mount Tabor Roy 
L. Carruth, Howard C. Taggert, Mount Vernon Marjorie Goodwine, Rachel Hunter, Mt. Vernon Springs W. 
J. Porter. 

N-Z 

New Creation Community Barbara Clawson, Oak Ridge David Lane, Old Town Linda Saleeby, Parkway Marti 
Lonmeyer, Carolyn Parks, Pine Hall Chis Rodenbough, Pine Ridge Rex Gordon, Pittsboro Robert Gillespie, 
Pleasant Grove Madalu Wright, Prospect Vance Moore, Reid Memorial Edward Graham, Aurelia Young, 
Salisbury First Evelyn Ribelin, Dean Wilson, Salisbury Second Denham Holshouser, Sedgefleld Van Cochran, 
Shadv Side Charles England, Robert Gilchrist, Sr., Shallowford Eugene V. Graham, Inez Ruchte, Siler City 
Edna E. Becker, Speedwell Ralph Alexander, St. James Louise F. Cummings, Luella J. Graves, Rosa Yourse, 
Sl Paul (Greensboro') Margaret S. Shanks, St. Paul CHigh Point) Calvin H. Scaife, Ruby S. Sellers, Starmount 
Martha Farthing, Statesville First Paul L. Gilbert, Stonv Creek Nancy Dunham, Third Creek Joyce Brown, 
Thvatira at Mill Bridge Frank Fuller, Trinity (Salisbury) Ezra Gilliam, David Boger, Trinity (WS) Margaret 
Elliott, Unity Karen C. Fleming, Wentworth W. D. Sherron, Whispering Pines Jim G. Taylor, Winston-Salem 
First Edward P. Carter, Emmett McCall, Richard G. Orr, Yancevville Laura C. Pearson. 



The following Churches were excused from having representatives at this meeting of Presbytery: 

Cleveland, Eden First, Fifth Creek, Gulf, Old Providence, Piedmont, Shiloh (Statesville), Sparta, Tabor, 
Westminster (Greensboro) 



The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Asbury, Baird's Creek, Bethany (Graham), Bethany (Statesville), Bethesda (Ruffin), Boonville First, Burlington 
First, Clio, Collinstown, Covenant, Crestwood, Danbury Community, Ebenezer, Edward Webb Memorial, El 
Bethel, Elmwood, Fellowship, Forest Hills, Glendale Springs, Glenwood, Hope View, Joyce, Kernersville First, 
Korean First, Lansing, Little Joe's, Logan, Love Valley, Memorial, Milton, Mocksville Second, Mount 
Jefferson, New Salem, North Wilkesboro, Oakland, Oakview, Peak Creek, Pilot Mountain First, Randolph, 
Red House, Reidsville First, Riverview, Rumple Memorial, Saint Andrews, Sandy Ridge, Shiloh (Burlington), 
Smyrna, Southminster, Spencer, Springwood, Stoneville, Taylorsville, Thomasville First, Trinity (Elon College), 
Vandalia, Westminster (Burlington), Yadkin United, Yadkinville. 



The following Church Educators were enrolled: 
Becky Lee-Andrews. 

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The following Administrative Staff were present: 

Judy Brock, Willie D. Garvin, Brenda Nance, Phyllis L. Plyler, Esther K. Preston, Paul Ransford, Sara 
Williams. 



The following Visitors were registered: 

James Bailey, L. Barber, Annie M. Bates, Joe Bennett, Nellie Bescher, Frank J. Brake, Lois S. Brake, Ada S. 
Brown, Robert Brown, Arlie Bynum, Charles Cameron, Marian Cameron, Leon Carruth, Phyllis Chambers, 
Thomas C. Coaxum, Yvonne Cockerham, Greta Connor, Ashley Craig, Roman Culbertson, Walter Culbertson, 
Neely Curtis, Bertha Davidson, Minnie Dobbins, Becky Falter, Frances Fitzpatrick, Delaine Fleming, Pauline 
Fulton, Robert Gaither, Marion D. Gilliam, Bob N. Graham, Jean Graham, Ruth Haire, Donna Han, Ben 
Hastings, Bernice Heaggans, Oneva Heaggans, Samuel J. Hillian, Jr., Bettye L. Holt, Jill Hosch, Doris Howze, 
Betsy Hyman, Megan Jamison, Inis D. Johnson, Betty Jones, Grace Jones, Marie Karriker, Cynthia Keever, 
Cynthia Kirkman, Marsha Knox, Karen Lackey, Sue E. Lambert, Andrew Lee, Christie Leininger, Betty 
Lowrance, Dianne Luce, Ayvs Massey, Cora Massey, Idella McClelland, Lib McPherson, Jane Miller, Mary 
Mitcham, Melzer A Morgan, Brian Mulder, Anne Neely, Terrie A Nesbitt, Margaret Parker, Jason Parnell, 
Buford Pearson, Byron C. Penn, Sonya D. Penn, Tom Pickett, Frances Porter, Les Preston, Constance Purcell, 
Emery L. Rann, HI, Julia Ruth Richmond, Bertha Roundtree, Virgia Rush, Elizabeth Scott, Victor C. Scott, 
Rick Silvestri, Robert Skaff, Thelma Rankin Smith, Pat Stephens, Isaac Stockton, Opal M. Stockton, Vivian 
H. Stogsdill, Annie Taggert, Johnnie Toomer, Helen P. Waller, Fred N. Ward, Muriel Ward, Elizabeth M. 
West, Bill White, Celeste Wilkinson, Trevor Williams, Andrew Wilson, Betty J. Wilson. 

QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum was present for conducting the business of the Presbytery. 

DOCKET 

The Docket was presented by Esther Preston, Secretary of Council. 



ACTION: 

1. The Docket for the Twenty-Ninth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was adopted. (Appendix 
B, pp. 24-25.) 



OMNIBUS MOTION 

Esther Preston, Council Secretary, presented the Omnibus Motion. Item #4 was removed from the Omnibus 
Motion and the remainder were approved in a single vote. The recommendations so approved appear in the 
reports of the persons or committees making them and are identified by OM designation in the left margin. 

WELCOME 

The Governing Body was welcomed by the Reverend Robert Lewis, pastor of the host church. Information 
regarding the facilities and arrangements for the meeting were presented. The Moderator welcomed Elders 
attending Presbytery for the first time. 



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BILLS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE 



A Bills and Overtures Committee was appointed by the Moderator consisting of the Reverend Ron Bowie, 
Chair, Elder Fred Tatum, Elder Debbie Coles, Elder John Hamil, Elder Shirley Gunn, the Reverend Dale 
Davidson, and the Reverend John Milholland. Time and place of committee meeting were announced. 

ECUMENICAL VISITOR 

The Reverend Johnson K. Asibou, Pastor of Soldiers' Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Salisbury, was 
introduced. He spoke briefly to the Presbytery on The State of the Church". 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the Presbytery and recommended 
referrals as appropriate. (Summary of Communications, Appendix C, p. 26.) Overtures from Sessions of 
Centre and Mooresville First Churches were referred to the Bills and Overtures Committee. 



UNDERSTANDING/OVERCOMING RACISM 

After introduction by the Moderator, members of the Interracial Dialogue of Winston-Salem presented a skit, 
dramatizing some of the subtle issues of racism~in particular the tendency to see persons not as individuals, 
but as stereotypical members of groups. 

Members, commissioners, and visitors were then divided into 23 small groups for discussion and dialogue on 
racism, in particular as it is manifested in Salem Presbytery. 

LUNCH 

Presbytery was adjourned with prayer at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Moderator reconvened the Presbytery at 1:15 p.m., and the Reverend Jim Banbury led the Prayers of 
Thanksgiving and Intercession and the dedication of the 2<z-A-Meal/Pennies Offering. 

SERVICE OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT 

Presbytery joined in a service of Honorable Retirement for the Reverend Malcolm M. Bullock led by Michael 
Warren. Leland A Richardson spoke of his contributions to the Church during his ministry. John Handley 
presented to Mr. Bullock a framed Certificate of Retirement on behalf of Salem Presbytery. 

PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 
Murray White, Jr., Moderator 

Your Council has met twice since the last Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery. 



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ACTIONS REPORTED BY COUNCIL: 



1. Council approved the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee for Camp Grier being allowed to use any 
monies received over the approved 59,000 from each Presbytery toward any cost increase in construction 
and any funds exceeding that amount being placed in the Capital Maintenance Fund with the cutoff date 
for pledges being the end of the first quarter in 1996. 

2. Council approved giving a list of churches to the Society of St Andrew, a reputable hunger organization 
who needed help in distributing donated sweet potatoes. 

3. Council approved a Christmas bonus of S100 each for the Presbytery Staff. 

4. Council elected Pat Blythe (Winston-Salem First) to replace Lois Price (Winston-Salem First) on the 
Bicentennial Fund Accountability Committee. 

5. Council approved a "Committee Event Request Form" which all committees are being asked to submit 
to Council when making a request to schedule any event. 

6. Council approved a request from Women's Ministry Committee to hold an All Presbytery Event on May 
4 with Dr. Isabel Rogers, Professor of Applied Christianity, Presbyterian School of Christian Education, 
as the featured speaker. 

7. Council appointed the following persons to a Constitutional Amendments Study Group: Elder Dianne 
Luce (Parkway), Elder Willie Garvin (Clemmons), the Reverend Jim Mitcham (Shady Side), Elder Esther 
Preston (Highland), and the Reverend John Handley (Salem Executive Presbyter). 

8. A Bills and Overtures Committee was approved to study an overture to be presented to Presbytery. 

9. Council approved the 1996 Church Development Budget being adjusted to add $5,000 to the Committee 
expense line and reducing the Church Redevelopment Budget by S5,000. 

INFORMATION FROM COUNCIL ; 

1. The following Presbytery Staff members have elected to participate in the Staff 125 Plan: John Handley 
(5900/year), Michael Warren (51,000/year), Willie Garvin (5780/year), Sara Williams (5195/year), and 
Esther Preston (S195/year). 

2. A Committee has been formed to study the concerns being raised about a recent issue of The Layman" 
involving Union Seminary. 

3. Council received a report from Synod's Council indicating that Salem Presbytery's initiative in requesting 
that the "Committee of Five" formed to investigate anonymous allegations of irregularities in various 
administrative procedures by Synod's staff be "dismissed with thanks," and that the response prepared by 
their Budget Committee (Elder Fred Ward of Parkway Church Moderator) approved by the Synod 
Council at their May 5-6, 1995, meeting be their final word on those concerns. That response indicated 
need for some revisions/clarifications of Synod Policies which were approved. 

4. Council expressed appreciation and congratulations to the various parties involved (with special attention 
to Thyatira Church) on the completion and dedication of the Mission Resource Center on the church's 
property. It will serve as a storage and distribution warehouse for a variety of mission projects. The 
Resource Center will be run by an interchurch council which includes a member of Salem's Worldwide 
Ministries Committee. Our Presbytery contributed 510,000 toward the Center's completion. 



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5. A retired minister from Salem Presbytery will be asked to serve on the National Association of Retired 
Clergy, Their Spouses, and Survivors which was established by the 205th General Assembly. 

6. Council will establish a special committee to deal with the "revenue neutral transfer'' process. This 
committee will review all requests from agencies and institutions previously funded by Synod, but will not 
receive Synod support in the future. All committees will submit a single report to the Council Budget 
Hearings. 

7. "A Report From Presbytery Concerning Congregational Participation in Study and Dialogue of Human 
Sexual Behavior and Orientation" is being sent to the General Assembly from the Council in response 
to a request from the 203rd General Assembly. Twenty-one churches have responded to the study, "In 
Search of Common Ground" which was prepared by the Social Justice Committee: Church of the 
Covenant, Church of the Cross, Clemmons, Concord, Franklin, Glenwood, Lloyd, Logan, New Creation, 
Oak Ridge, Old Town, Parkway, Pittsboro, Salisbury Second, Speedwell, Starmount, Tabor, Third Creek, 
Thomasville First, Thyatira, and Vandalia. 



COUNCIL CONCURRED WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES ; 

L Council concurred with the Evangelism Committee's request for approval of their plan to recruit an ad 
hoc committee made up of persons from small, medium, and large churches to develop strategies for 
implementing Presbytery's evangelism priority. 

2. Council concurred with the recommendation of the Budget and Finance Committee to purchase a vehicle 
for the Associate Presbyter for Care and Development of Leadership at a cost not exceeding S 15,000. 

3. Council concurred with the Church Development Committee report to the February 10, 1996, meeting 
of Salem Presbytery. 



ACTION: 

2. Presbytery took action to set aside $10,000 from 1995 year-end funds to defray the Camp New 
Hope/Presbyterian Point 1995 deficit. The Budget and Finance Committee will work with the 
Outdoor Ministries Committee, New Hope Presbytery, and the camps involved until the 
problem is resolved. 



ACTION: 

3. Salem Presbytery transferred the title of property located at 2614 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, 
North Carolina, to the Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church Corporation. 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Sam McGregor, Moderator 



ACTION: 

4. Salem Presbytery elected the following persons to fill vacancies in the structure as stated: 

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Council 

Class of '96 

Robert Rush (St Paul, High Point) replaces C. Goodman 

Educational Ministry Committee 
Class of '97 

Jonnette Powell (Spencer) replaces M. Maynard 

Goals and Evaluation Committee 
Class of '96 

Paul Gilbert (Statesville First) replaces E. Bringle 

Preparation for Ministry Committee 
Class of '96 

Rev. Jann Briscoe replaces Rev. J. Stimson 

Women's Ministry Committee 
Class of '96 

Gin Reid Mitchem (Sedgefield) replaces C. Goodman 



ACTION: 

5. Salem Presbytery elected the Reverend Patricia Stewart (First Christian Church) Moderator- 
elect of Salem Presbytery. 



ACTION: 

6. Robert Kollar (Guilford Park) was elected as an Elder Commissioner to the 1996 General 
Assembly to replace June Woodall who attended the 1995 General Assembly, and the following 
1995 Alternate Commissioners were elected Principal Commissioners for 1996: 

Ministers 

Rev. Linda Blessing (Pine Ridge and Hills) 
Rev. James Dickens (Logan) 

Rev. John Milholland (Fifth Creek and Old Providence) 
Rev. David Partington (Shallowford) 

Elders 

Ms. Bettie Jane Mauney (Lexington Second) 
Ms. Annie P. McCrae (Dellabrook) 
Mr. James Price (Winston-Salem First) 



Salem Presbytery, meeting on October 24, 1995 (Glendale Springs), adopted a revised policy for nominating 
General Assembly Commissioners. Some of the refinements included the following criteria for selection: 



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- Primary consideration based on active participation and leadership in the minis try and mission of 
Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly. 

- Ministers and Elders must demonstrate their seriousness about being nominated by completing a brief 
Data Form provided by the Nominating Committee. 

- Elders must be endorsed for nomination by their Session. 

- At least one Elder will be nominated from each of the following church membership sizes: Up to 150 
members, 151 to 500 members, and over 500 members. 

On November 21, 1995, the Nominating Committee sent a letter to all Salem's active ministers and clerks of 
session describing this process and asking that the Data Forms for both Ministers and Elders be returned by 
December 20. The Nominating Committee met on January 6, 1996, to consider those to be nominated. They 
had Data Forms from only 15 ministers and 11 elders. Of the ministers there was one woman and no racial 
ethnics who submitted the required information. Of the elders there were two women and three racial ethnics . 

The Nominating Committee believes the nominations which follow are a strong slate and will serve God wisely 
in this important duty. We remind you (and will again for next year) that forwarding the Data Form with the 
requested information is a prerequisite to consideration ! 



ACTION: 

7. The recommendation regarding the election of the following 1996 General Assembly Minister 
Commissioner Alternates was recommitted to the Nominating Committee for further attention 
to gender and racial-ethnic representation: 

Rev. David M. Cameron (Presbyterian Counseling Center) 
Rev. William C. Hayes (Smyrna and Wentworth) 
Rev. J. David Kivett (Reidsville First) 
Rev. John A. Wilkerson, Jr. (Alamance) 



ACTION: 

8. The following persons were elected as 1996 Elder Commissioner Alternates: 

Ms. Margaret Elliott (Trinity, Winston-Salem) 

Mr. Bill Hylton (High Point First) 

Mr. Marshall Taylor (Mebane) 

Mr. Thomas Vinson (Yadkin United) 



Due to the change in General Assembly's plan for Youth Advisory Delegates, Salem is not eligible to send 
a YAD in 1997. 



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STEWARDSHIP AWARDS 

Cynthia Kirkman presented the following awards on behalf of the Presbytery Stewardship Education Committe: 

Increase in per-member giving Guilford Park 

Largest per-member giving Lexington First 

Stewardship Excellence for small church New Creation Community 

Percentage increase, small church Sandy Ridge 



EVANGELISM AWARDS 
Ron Bowie, Moderator, presented the Commitment to Evangelism award to Salisbury Second Church. 



WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES AWARDS 

Worldwide Ministries Committee Moderator Christie Leininger reported evidences of success of Presbytery's 
Worldwide Ministries Conference held January 20 at Prospect Church. Individual Award for Worldwide 
Ministry was presented, in absentia, to Charles Newsome of Thyatira Church of Salisbury. Congregation 
Award for Worldwide Ministry was presented to New Creation Community Church of Greensboro. 

YOUTH MINISTRY COMMITTEE 
David Bates, Moderator 

Attention was called to the Salem Presbytery Senior High Retreat planned for March 22-24 and to publicity 
material for this event 



EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
J. David Kivett, Moderator 

Presbytery proceeded with the examination of Jae Heung Chung and Victor C. Scott. They have been 
examined and approved by the Examinations Committee of Salem Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF JAE HEUNG CHUNG 



ACTION: 

9. Salem Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Jae Heung Chung in 
accordance with Book of Order G-l 1.0402. 

a. The Reverend Jae Heung Chung was received from the Presbytery of Los Ranchos so that 
he may accept the call of the Korean First Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, as 
Pastor, effective November 1, 1995. The Administrative Commission to Install Mr. Chung 
was empowered to receive him into the Presbytery, on behalf of the Presbytery. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

I believe, God exists in the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit 



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I believe, God, the Creator of the universe and the source of life; Jesus Christ, the Son 
of God, the incarnated God, and the Savior of human beings; and the Holy Spirit, the 
presence of God in the Word and in the believer. 

I believe, the church as an universal company of Christ's followers; and the forgiveness 
of sin which is made possible by the crucifixion of Jesus Christ; and the eternal life which 
is shown by the resurrection of Jesus. As the body of Christ, the church is the instrument 
through which God continues to proclaim the gospel of Christ. 

I believe, the Bible as the inspired record of God's revelation, authoritative source for 
faith and practice for all people. 

I believe, the Presbyterian denomination is a form of Christianity democratically 
organized to embrace the faith common to all Christians. 

I believe, with the presence of Holy Spirit, the Sacrament of Baptism symbolizes 
thedeath, burial and resurrection of Christ It is an invitation into the church community, 
as ordered by Christ, and is a statement of faith made in the presence of others. 

I believe, with the presence of Holy Spirit, the Sacrament of Communion is a time to 
renew faith and strengthen participants for the duties and privileges of Christian service. 
The Bread and the Wine represent the sacrificial body and the blood of Christ and recall 
the last meal He shared with His disciples. Together they symbolize the new covenant 
between God and all human beings. Amen. 

Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral Relationship between Mr. Chung and 
Korean First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, effective November 1, 
1995; approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. The 
Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provisions of the Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this calL 



The following Administrative Commission was approved to install the Reverend Jae Heung 
Chung as Pastor of Korean First Presbyterian Church on February 18, 1996, at 4:00 p.m. 
at Korean First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina. 



Salary 

Housing Allowance 
Utilities Reimbursement 
Automobile Reimbursement 
Continuing Education 
Board of Pensions 
Moving Costs 



521,600.00 
9,000.00 
3,000.00 
5,000.00 

Provided 
9,180.00 

Provided 



Vacation 
Studv Leave 



Four Weeks 
Two Weeks 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Hewon Han 



Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 



Minister 



Yong C. Chung 

(Guest) 
Michael Warren 



Charge the Minister 



Minister 



Minister 



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John Handley 
Eui H. Park 
Barbara Clawson 
Allen Cannon 
Ann Jahnes 



Charge the Congregation 
Invocation 
Lead in Worship 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 



Minister 



Elder 
Elder 
Elder 



Minister 



e. Mr. Chung was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Salem Presbytery. 



10. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Victor C. Scott in accordance with 
Book of Order G-l 1.0402. 

a. The Reverend Victor C. Scott was received from Presbytery of the Peaks so that he may 
accept the call of the Greenwood Presbyterian Church in Reidsville, North Carolina, as 
Pastor, effective December 1, 1995. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

I have come to faith in the Trinitarian God and the Incarnate Word through the action 
of the Holy Spirit in the witness and faithfulness of God's children as I have met them and 
they have met me in diverse ways and settings. Through these vessels of God's graciousness 
and fellowship I have come to experience, enjoy, know, and believe that God is the one 
God, full of mercy and love, justice and righteousness, revealed in the writings of the Old 
and New Testaments, testified to by the Word made flesh and by the Spirit. 

I believe that God has made all that is and intends it for good. God seeks humanity 
and all of creation for relationship as signified in the biblical witness, the sending of the 
begotten Son, and the sending of the Holy Spirit. God continues to seek us and call us 
from our sin and from evil to be God's people, light and salt in this world of our time. 

I believe in the Incarnate Word, Jesus who is the Christ, who is Messiah and Savior, 
accepting sinners, eating and drinking and talking with all people. This is Jesus, as the 
begotten Son, through His life, death on the cross, resurrection, ascension to heaven, and 
promise of return, brings forgiveness and new life to all who believe in Him and accept His 
Lordship. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, who is sent to guide, instruct, and 
comfort God's people that we might believe in Christ and join together in one body, the 
Church. The Spirit acts in each person that the Church may act as one in living faithfully 
and carrying out God's purposes in ministry and mission in our time and place. In this way, 
through a diversity of people, God may be enjoyed and glorified. 

I believe in the Church to which God has given the sacraments of Baptism and the 
Lord's Supper as a sign and seal of God's graciousness, the covenant in Jesus Christ, and 
the working of the Spirit. God has also given to the Church scripture, which, through the 
illumination of the Spirit, reveals God's self, salvation history, and God's purposes 
interacting with all of creation: this scripture is authoritative for the teaching, preaching, 
and witness of the Church. 



RECEPTION OF VICTOR C. SCOTT 



ACTION: 



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Through the love of God, the peace of the Son, and the power of the Holy Spirit 
Hallelujah! Amen. 

Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral Relationship between Mr. Scott and 
Greenwood Presbyterian Church in Reidsville, North Carolina, effective December 1, 1995; 
approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. The 
Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with EEO provisions 
of the Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem Presbytery 
(July 1993) in offering this call 

Salary 520,000.00 

Manse Allowance % 3,000.00 

Automobile Reimbursement 2,900.00 

Continuing Education 750.00 

Board of Pensions Provided 

Moving Costs Provided 

Vacation Four weeks 

Study Leave Two weeks 

The following Administrative Commission was approved to install the Reverend Victor 
Carlyle Scott as Pastor of Greenwood Presbyterian Church on February 11, 1996 at 5:00 
p.m. at Greenwood Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, North Carolina. 



NAME 

William C. Hayes 

J. David Kivett 
Molly D. Morgan 
Harvey Carroll 
Ed Tulloh 
Julia Richmond 



RESPONSIBILITY 

Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 



Mr. Scott was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Salem Presbytery. 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
Jim Rissmiller & Ann Jahnes, Co-Moderators 

A. COMMITTEE ACTIONS REPORTED FOR THE INFORMATION OF PRESBYTERY 

1. Concurred with the action of the Session of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Burlington, North Carolina, 
in employing the Reverend Kurt Johnston to serve as Interim Pastor for a period of one year 
beginning January 1, 1996. 

2. Concurred with the action of the Session of New Salem Presbyterian Church, Stony Point, North 
Carolina, in hiring the Reverend H. Reid Montgomery, HR, to serve as Interim Pastor for a period 
of six months beginning December 1, 1995. 



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3. Concurred with the action of the Session of Glenwood Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North 
Carolina, in hiring the Reverend Robert E. Button to serve as Interim Pastor for a period of one 
year beginning January 1, 1996. 



B. ACTIONS ON BEHALF OF PRESBYTERY TO BE ADMITTED TO RECORD 
DISSOLUTION OF RELATIONSHIPS 

1. Dissolved the Pastor relationship between the Reverend Stephen A Hundley and the Prospect 
Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, North Carolina, and dismissed to New Castle Presbytery effective 
November 1, 1995. 

2. Dissolved the Associate Pastoral relationship between the Reverend Robert R. Tolar, Jr. and First 
Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, North Carolina, and dismissed to Abingdon Presbytery effective 
November 16, 1995. 

3. Dissolved the Pastor relationship between the Reverend Donald G. Scofield, Jr., and the Flat Rock 
Presbyterian Church, Ml Airy, North Carolina, and dismissed to Shenandoah Presbytery effective 
February 11, 1996. 

4. Dissolved the Pastor relationship between the Reverend Dennis J. Sebesan and the Jamestown 
Presbyterian Church, Jamestown, North Carolina effective December 31, 1995. 



C. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ACTION OF PRESBYTERY THAT REQUIRE DISCUSSION 
AND ATTENTION 

MINISTERS MOVING WITHIN THE PRESBYTERY 



ACTION 11: 

The call of First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, North Carolina to the Reverend Dennis J. Sebesan 
to serve as Pastor was found in order, the Terms of Call (printed below) were approved; and the Call 
was placed in his hands. The Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied 
with the EEO provisions of the Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by 
Salem Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call. The effective date of the call is January 1, 1996. 



The following Administrative Commission was approved to install the Reverend Dennis J. Sebesan 
as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church on February 18, 1996, at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian 
Church, Lexington, North Carolina. 



Salary 

Manse Allowance 
Automobile Allowance 
Board of Pensions 
Moving Costs 

Studv Leave Reimbursement 



S32,140.00 
23,000.00 

4,200.00 
14,420.00 
4,000.00+ 

1,200.00 



Vacation 
Study Leave 



Four weeks 
Two weeks 



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NAME 

Maggi Henderson 

Arnold Lovell 

(Guest) 
Barbara Bentley 
Bill McMurray 
Charles England 
Holly Hayes 



RESPONSIBILITY 

Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 

Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 
Elder 
Elder 
Minister 



ACTION 12: 

The call of Asbury Presbyterian Church, Ml Airy, North Carolina, to the Reverend Guy W. Hunt, 
Jr. to serve as Pastor was found in order, the Terms of Call (printed below) were approved; and the 
Call was placed in his hands. The Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has 
complied with the EEO provisions of the Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy 
adopted by Salem Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call. The effective date of the call is January 
1, 1996. 

Salary 520,000.00 
Manse Allowance 3,000.00 
Automobile Reimbursement 2,900.00 
Continuing Education 750.00 
Board of Pensions 8,008.00 

Vacation Four weeks 

Study Leave Two weeks 

The following Administrative Commission was approved to install the Reverend Guy W. Hunt, Jr. 
as Pastor of the Asbury Presbyterian Church on February 11, 1996, at 3:00 p.m. at Asbury 
Presbyterian Church, Mt. Airy, North Carolina. 



NAME 

Jesse Bledsoe 

Ron Bowie 
Bob Button 
Glenn Shepherd 
Jim Mauldin 
Linda Blessing 
Debbie Coles 
Marvin Cavanaugh 



RESPONSIBILITY 

Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 
Scripture Reading 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 



ACTION 13: 

The Presbytery approved and endorsed the "Freedom Ministry". (Appendix D, pp. 27-31.) 



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D. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ACTION OF PRESBYTERY TO BE LISTED IN THE OMNIBUS 
MOTION 



OMNIBUS MOTIONS 



ACTIONS: 

14. The Reverend Cecil Callis, HR, was renewed as Stated Supply of the Ml Vernon Springs 
Presbyterian Church, Siler City, North Carolina, for a period of one year from January 1, 1996 
to December 31, 1996. 



15. The Reverend Kurt Johnston was appointed Moderator of Session for the Shiloh Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, North Carolina. 

16. The Reverend Lisa T. Nelson was appointed Moderator of Session for the Prospect Presbyterian 
Church, Mooresville, North Carolina. 

17. The Reverend H Reid Montgomery, HR, was appointed Moderator of Session for the New 
Salem Presbyterian Church, Stony Point, North Carolina. 

18. The list of ministers and positions provided for Presbytery was approved as the record of Salem 
Presbytery (Appendix E, pp. 32-37.) 



CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 
William Cleveland, Moderator 

Marsha Hooks reported for the Committee. 

FREEDOM FLAGSHIP MINISTRY-A CHURCH REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL 

This is a recommendation to assist the funding of a proposed parish cluster called Freedom Flagship Ministry. 
This proposal was developed by the Reverend Joe Spears (Ml Tabor Presbyterian Church). Representatives 
from potential participating churches have been meeting for several months to do planning. The proposal was 
reviewed by the Church Development Committee, Committee on Ministry, and the Small Church Strategy 
Committee, a sub -committee of COM. 

The Freedom Flagship Ministry is a parish cluster of historically African American Churches in Davidson, 
Iredell, and Rowan Counties who will combine their resources to enable each church to meet their leadership 
and program needs, envision and implement new directions, and encourage growth and redevelopmenL Each 
member church will retain its autonomy and have equal representation on an Advisory Board, whose 
responsibility will be planning, budgeting, advocacy, service, and accountability. The Advisory Board will have 
no authority to make or dictate policy for any member church. 

The Ministry will be staffed by up to three pastors and one administrative assistant with offices in one of the 
member churches. Each pastor will serve two churches in the Ministry. Additionally, each pastor will resource 
all of the churches in the ministry in one of the following specialties: Evangelism, Christian Education, and 
Administration. Job descriptions for staff have been written and Church Information Forms are being 
prepared by participating churches. A search committee can begin work when commitments to funding by 
participating churches and Salem Presbytery are at a level that will enable them to proceed. 



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At this time, there are four (4) potential participating churches: CAMERON-Elmwood, MOCKS VTT JLE 
SECOND-Mocksville, MOUNT TABOR-Cleveland, and MT. VERNON- Woodleaf. None of these churches 
applied for salary support in 1996 from the Small Church Committee. Salary support to any other churches 
opting to participate in the Ministry would be discontinued at the time that funding of the Ministry through 
the Church Development commences. 



Estimated First- Year Budget: 



This is based on six (6) participating churches with a total membership of approximately 525. The level of 
funding that each participating church contributes is based upon its membership. 



EXPENSES 

Staff salaries/benefits 

Program/Equipment 

Petty Cash 

Total 



5149,000 
30,000 
2.000 

5181,000 



INCOME 

Salary/Benefits $ 86,000 

Program/Equipment 21,500 

Salem Program 5 73,500 * 

Total 5181,000 



♦Funding from Salem Presbytery will be reduced by ten per-cent (10%) annually, for a total of up to S344,390 
payable over six years. 



• The proposal commits to a ten per-cent (10%) decrease annually in Presbytery support, with the Ministry 
becoming self-supporting by the end of Presbytery's scheduled funding. 

• The annual reduction in Presbytery support would be offset by a projected 10% annual increase in 
membership among the member churches, enabling them to increase their support of the Ministry. 
Additionally, other sources of funding will be pursued by the Ministry. 

• The Ministry could probably not begin operating until close to mid-year 1996. The funding schedule/first 
year budget would be prorated for a partial year of operation. 



ACTION 19: 



Salem Presbytery approved the funding of the Freedom Flagship Ministry in an amount up to $40,000 
in 1996. 



OTHER REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 



The Church Develop Committee is presently in conversation with several churches across Presbytery who want 
to pursue an opportunity to redevelop their ministry program, membership, and/or facilities in 1966. 
Additionally, planning for one redevelopment project was not completed in 1995 as anticipated and the 
budgeted funds will not be needed for 1996. In connection with these possible redevelopments and also with 
the new development in Iredell County, the committee is negotiating with James Earhart to update his 
demographic study to specific areas of Presbytery. 



OAK RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



Good spirits in the church-membership has come together as a community of faith this year. The current 
membership is about 100 with good attendance. They are getting a lot of middle school youth (grades 6-8) 
primarily through the efforts of one of their youth. In November, thirteen youth attended the youth rally at 
Parkway Presbyterian and a ball game. Since the temporary buildings aren't visible from the highway, the 
church suffers from a lack of community visibility, and many/most of the visitors are the result of special 
efforts put forth by the members and pastor. 



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The church has formed a building committee and interviewed six architectural firms this summer. John Fuller 
of Mocksville was selected as architect. He has held two workshops with the congregation in order to help 
them begin defining their space needs, and will soon have a master plan with a first phase building plan 
included. The congregation has approximately $175,000 in a building fund; their goal is to reach at least 
$250,000 before negotiating for a loan. 

The Session has requested that Salem Presbytery transfer the title of property to the church as this will 
simplify mortgage loan negotiations and also simplify their efforts to remove a utility easement that intersects 
the property where structures will be built. 



ACTION 20: 

Salem Presbytery transferred the title of Property located at 2614 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, North 
Carolina to the Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church Corporation. 



AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Council appointed a study/recommendation Task Force of the following persons to prepare this report: Elder 
Dianne Luce, Parkway Church, Moderator; Minister John Handley, Clerk; Elder Willie Garvin, Clemmons 
Church; Elder Esther Preston, Highland Church; and Minister Jim Mitcham, Shady Side Church. Elder 
Dianne Luce was granted the privilege of the floor, and presented the proposed amendments and the advice 
of the Task Force. 



ACTION 21: 

Salem Presbytery voted on the Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.SA.) as follows: 

Part I: 



A 


For 


B 


For 


C 


For 


D 


For 


E 


For 


F 


For 


G 


For 


H 


Against 


I 


For 


J 


For 


K 


For 


L 


For 




For 



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BELLS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE 



Ron Bowie, Moderator, reported for the Committee. He reviewed the two Overtures brought to Presbytery 
(by Sessions of Centre and Mooresville First) and listed the options for response that were identified by the 
Bills and Overtures Committee: (1) to recommend adoption, (2) to recommend rejection, (3) to recommend 
amendment and adoption, or (4) to recommend that Salem join its name to similar Ovedrtires already before 
the General Assembly, such as the Overture from St. Andrews Church of Los Ranchos Presbytery. 



ACTION 22: 

Salem Presbytery voted to postpone action on the recommendation of the Bills and Overtures 
Committee for one year, to allow Salem Presbytery time for additional discussion. 



GOALS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
Norman Whitney, Moderator 

Norman Whitney and Lib McPherson presented the report for the Committee and introduced Goals and 
Evaluation Committee Proposal for the restructure of Salem Presbytery (Appendix F, pp. 38-52.) Action will 
be taken at the April 23 meeting of Presbytery. 



REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 



Elder-Minister Balance at Presbvterv Meetings 



As required by the Book of Order G-l 1.0101b., I report that we have 229 ministers who are resident members 
of Salem Presbytery and 184 potential elder commissioners from our 155 congregations. 



Therefore, there is an imbalance of 45 more ministers than elders. 



Following the plan adopted in 1989 (April 6 meeting), the following action will redress that imbalance. 



ACTION 23: 



Presbytery invited each of the 21 racial ethnic congregations to send one additional elder 
commissioner above that number authorized by the Book of Order and the remaining 24 elder 
commissioners were invited from the following churches (the April 1989 Meeting approved that these 
additional commissioners be determined alphabetically [by town]) beginning with the April 1996 
meeting and continuing through the First Stated Meeting of 1997: 



Mocksville Second 

Fieldstone 

Mooresville First 

Prospect 

Reid Memorial 

Asbury 

Edward Webb Memorial 
ML Airy First 
Rat Rock 



Centre 
Beulah 

North Wilkesboro 
Pilot Mountain First 
Hills 

Pine Ridge 
Pine Hall 
Pittsboro 
Reidsville First 



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Greenwood 
Speedwell 
Bethesda (Ruffin) 



Salisbury First 
Franklin 
John Calvin 



SESSIONAL RECORDS REVIEW 

The following church presented 1994 records for review and they were Approved, Pending : 
Rumple Memorial 



ACTION 24: 

Moderator-Nominee Elder N. N. Fleming, III of the Hawfields Church was granted the "privilege of 
the floor" with both voice and vote during his tenure as Moderator of Salem Presbytery. 



John Handley, Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk, presented the retiring Moderator, Elder Margaret Marks, with 
a certificate of appreciation for her service as Moderator of Salem Presbytery in 1995 and 1996. 



Presbytery elected Elder N. N. Fleming, UJ (Neel) of the Hawfields Presbyterian Church in Mebane to be 
Moderator from February 3, 1996, through the February 1997 meeting of Presbytery. 



There being no further business, the Twenty-Ninth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was adjourned at 4:30 
p.m. with prayer by out-going Moderator Margaret Marks. The next Stated Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 
April 23, 1996, at 9:00 a.m. at the Sedgefield Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. 



RECOGNITION OF RETIRING MODERATOR 



ELECTION OF NEW MODERATOR 



ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 



Attested: 




John M. Handley 
Stated Clerk 



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APPENDIX A 



Alamance 

Howard Hodgin 

Bethesda (Statesville) 
William R McNeely 

Bixbv 

Roy J. Nance 

Buffalo 

Eugene W. Wheeler 
Lacy D. Wyrick 
Carlotta Barnes Jacoby 
William C Gross, Jr. 

Burlington First 
Guy B. Ephland 
Irving Hogan 
Charles Saunders 

Cameron 

Hezahki Garner 

Clemmons 

Harold Johnston 

Concord 

Louise Raymer 

Covenant 

Frank A. Rodgers 

Cross Roads 
Jack Turner 

Dellabrook 

Mozelle R Johnson 

Dogwood Acres 

Thomas Leroy McNair 

Eden First 

Claude Robertson 
Jack Garber 

Flat Rock 
O. A. Pack 

Grace 

Melvin Mauney 



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NECROLOGY 1995 



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January 5, 1995 
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Greensboro First 

James Cleman Wilson 
Robert Boyd Morris 
Thomas Sothoran Compton 
Robert Tyler Stone, II 
David Coke Garvin, jr. 

Griers 

Buck Griffin Wilson 

Guilford Park 
Randy Fore 
Carolyn Stokes 
Hugh McLauchlin 

Hawfields 

Curtis Capps 
R. C. Mebane 

High Point First 

Martha Bass Davis 
James H. Hogg 
William H. Flythe 

Jamestown 

Robert H. W. Jones, Jr. 

Madison 

Mary Sievers Wall Patterson 

Mooresville First 

Nellie R. Stonestreet 

Mount Tabor 

James H. Wilson 

Mt. Jefferson 

Robert McNeill 

Mt. Vernon 

Roselle Morrison 

North Wilkesboro 
Watt M. Cooper 

Piedmont 

John E. Eliason 
James W. Wright 

Pine Ridge 

Paul G. Taylor 

Prospect 

Mildred Han 

Riverview 

Henry Shelton 

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Elder April 12, 1995 

Elder October 3, 1995 

Elder November 13, 1995 

Elder December 15, 1995 

Elder February 28, 1995 

Elder March 1, 1995 

Elder May 3, 1995 

Elder November 1, 1995 

Elder May 10, 1995 

Elder November 3, 1995 

Elder February 19, 1995 

Elder April 25, 1995 

Elder September 2, 1995 

Elder March 4, 1995 

Elder March 1, 1995 

Elder August 9, 1995 

Elder October 26, 1995 

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Elder August 6, 1995 

Minister November 23, 1995 

Minister November 6, 1995 

Elder December 11, 1995 

Elder October 5, 1995 

Elder September 2, 1995 

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Salisbury First 

John Ozment Reynolds, Sr. 

D. A. Thompson 

Shallowford 

Eleanor Nelson 

Siler Citv 

Everett Brady 
John E. Eliason 

Spencer 

Hugh S. Young 
Julian C. Johnston 
Frances E. Geekie 

Springwood 

Kenneth Sutton 

St. Paul CHigh Point) 
Sherman Payne 

Starmount 

Philip Moore Kirk 

Stony Creek 

Jessie mcCulloch 

Thomasville First 

S. M. (Bus) Brown 
John Louis (Jack) Roser 

Thvatira at Mill Bridge 
John Parker 

Trinity 

Ernie Brady 
Bob Garrison 

Trinity (Salisbury) 
Ozell Cowan 

Unity 

Spence Wetmore 

Vandalia 

Jones Smith 

Westminster (Burlington) 

E. O. Brown 
Thomas G. Petty 

Whispering Pines 
Tom Poplin 
Elsie Pinnix 



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APPENDIX B 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
TWENTY-NINTH STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA 



DOCKET 
February 10, 1996 

Name Tag Color Code: 
Elder Commissioners yellow dot 
Minister green dot 

Christian Educators red dot 
Presbytery Staff blue dot 

Visitors no dot 

'Denotes Order of the Day 

Numbers in parentheses ( ) correspond to numbers in Packet materials 
8:00 a.m. Registration 
8:30 "GIG" (Good Ideas for Growth) 

8:45 Hymn Sing 

•9:00 CALL TO ORDER/OPENING PRAYER 

WORSHIP/COMMUNION 

Preacher: Retiring Moderator, Elder Margaret Marks 

9:45 ORGANIZATION OF PRESBYTERY 

Quorum 

(1.) Docket and Omnibus Motion 

Moderator's welcome to any corresponding members 
present and elders attending Presbytery for the 
first time 
Greeting from Ecumenical Visitor 
The Reverend Johnson K. Asibou, Pastor 
Soldiers' Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Salisbury 
(2.) Communications 



Moderator Margaret Marks 

Moderator Margaret Marks 
Murray White 



John Handley 



*10K)0 (3.) UNDERSTANDING/OVERCOMING RACISM 

Led by Inter-racial Dialogue of Winston-Salem (6 Presbyterian Churches) 

•12:30 p.m. LUNCH 

•1:15 PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING/TETITION 

DEDICATION OF 20/PENNTES 

1:18 RECOGNITION OF RETIREMENT 

Malcolm M. Bullock 



Jim Banbury 



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1:28 


(4.) 


COUNCIL 


Murray White 


1:33 


(5.) 


NOMINATING COMMITTEE 


Sam McGregor 


1:50 




Awards: Stewardship Education Committee 
Evangelism Committee 
Worldwide Ministries Committee 




2:05 




YOUTH MINISTRY COMMITTEE 




2:10 


(6.) 


EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
Jae Heung Chung 
Victor C. Scott 


David Kivett 


2:30 


(7.) 


COMMT1TEE ON MINISTRY 


Ann JahneslJim Rissmiller 




(8.) 


CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMi'lTEE 


Marsha Hooks 


2:50 


(9.) 


CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS 


Diane Luce 


3:20 


(10.) 


BILLS AND OVERTURES COMMi'lTEE 


Phyllis Kort 


4:00 


(11.) 


GOALS & EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
Presentation of Structural Design 


Norman Whitney 


4:20 


(12.) 


REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 


John Handley 


4:23 




RECOGNITION OF RETIRING MODERATOR 

ELECTION OF NEW MODERATOR 
Elder N. N. Fleming, HI 




4:30 




ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 


Moderator Neel Fleming 



Written reports for information: 

(13.) Hunger Committee 

(14.) Presbyterian Women 

(15.) Small Church Support Committee 

(16.) Worldwide Ministries Committee 

Announcements: 

(17.) Senior High Retreat 

(18.) Worship & Music Workshop Festival 

(19.) Celebration of Age 

(20.) Retreat for Sessions and Pastors 

(21.) Small Church Seminar 

Presbytery Evaluation Form (Yellow) 
Brochures 
Children's Ministry Workshop 
Presbyterian Peacemaking Conferences 

Breaking Down the Walls: Responding to the Racism that Divides Us 

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APPENDIX C 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
COMMUNICATIONS 
STATED CLERK FILES 
February 10, 1996 



A Supporting information on minister changes: 
1. From other presbyteries 



• Jae Heung Chung - Pastor, Korean First Church - from Presbytery of Los Ranchos 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

- Certificate of Dismissal 

• Victor C. Scott - Pastor, Greenwood Church - from Presbytery of the Peaks 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

- Certificate of Dismissal 

2. To other presbyteries: 

• Stephen A Hundley to New Castle Presbytery effective November 1, 1995 

• Robert R. Tolar, Jr. to Abingdon Presbytery effective November 16, 1995 

• Donald G. Scofield, Jr. to Shenandoah Presbytery effective February 11, 1996 

3. Within this presbytery 

• Guy W. Hunt, Jr. to Asbury Church as Pastor 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

• Dennis J. Sebesan - from Jamestown Church as Pastor to Lexington First Church as 
Pastor 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

Reference: Committee on Ministry 

B. Two sets of ballots for use in reporting to the Office of the General Assembly the responses of the 
presbyteries to the proposed amendments to the Book of Order . 

Reference: Stated Clerk 



Certificate of Ecclesiastical Endorsement from the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military 
Personnel for the Reverend Nathan L. Byrd. 

Reference: Stated Clerk 



D. Proposed Overtures from Centre Church and Mooresville First Church regarding a change in the form 
of government concerning criteria for ordination of church officers. 

Reference: Bills and Overtures Committee 



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APPENDIX D 

Philosophy and Purpose 

of the 

The Freedom Flagship Ministry 

ELEUTHEROO MINISTRY 

Believing that all persons have five aspects in need of development if there is 

to be"wholeness" spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical and social and that 

this development must take place within the framework of cultural heritage, a faith 
environment, commitment to Christian values and the provision of competent and 
and committed leadership; thus The Freedom (Eleutheroo) Ragshio Ministry 
is envisioned. 

BECAUSE , without an intentional effort to both expand and preserve a 
Presbyterian witness from the Black perspective within the geographic area 
described, four (4) of the targeted congregations will, of necessity, be dissolved in the 
next decade; and because the two (2) other targeted congregations wiil not be able to 
provide viable ministry to the community and to themselves in the next two decades 
due to an inability to draw professional leadership and hold members, The 
Freedom(Eleutheroo) Flagship Ministry is designed to accomplish the 
following services in the targeted geographical areas: 



1. Worship leadership on each Lord's Day 

2. A planned Educational Program 

3. A Moderator for each session (relationship established by presbytery) 

4. An intentional approach to membership growth (1 0% growth per year) 

5. A values program designed to use the scripture and human experiences 
(dance, music, public school, courtship, famiiy relationships, conflict etc.) 
as text and context 

6. Development of a Planning, Eudgeting, Responsible Stewardship and 
Accountability System. 

7. Accountable Shepherding ( Design activities and use innovative 
methodologies and pedagogies to provide information forums in each of 

the settings targeted, that both church and community might meet 
for informed decision making as relates to social righteousness/justice 
issues. 



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WORKSHEET 

CONSTITUTION OF THE FREEDOM MINISTRY 
THE PRESBYTERY OF SALEM 

ARTICLE I. NAME. The name of this organization shall be The Freedom 
Ministry of Salem Presbytery. 

ARTICLE II. PURPOSE. The purpose of The Freedom Ministry of Salem is to 
minister to all people in a given area with an intentional program of welcoming, 
worship, wrestling, webbing, wholeness, witness, wilderness and whole-hearted 
living that can best be carried on by the cooperation of several churches. ( Mission 
Statement: "We shall do for Christ together what was impossible alone.") 

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP. 

Section 1. Any church within the area may become a member of the Freedom Ministry of 
Salem Presbytery by showing a willingness to do its part in all the understandings and undertakings of the 
ministry and upon adoption of the constitution and election of representatives to the Freedom 
Ministry Advisory Board. This joining can occur only after January 1, 1998. 

Section 2. Any church may withdraw from the ministry if the Advisory Board has been given 
notice of said intention six (6) months beforehand. Such withdrawal shail not automatically cause a per- 
cent of any such funding received on behaif of the withdrawing church to follow that church. 

Section 3. All persons who are members of the participating churches are also members of 
the Freedom Ministry of Salem Presbytery. 

ARTICLE IV. THE FREEDOM MINISTRY ADVISORY BOARD 

Section 1. The Freedom Ministry Advisory Board shall be the governing body of the 

Freedom Ministry. 

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Section 2. The Advisory Board shall be composed of two representatives from 
each participating church. Any other person who is a member of a participating church may 
attend the meetings and may represen t the church in the absence of an elected representative, if 
appointed by the Session or Clerk of Session. Any member of any participating church is free to 
attend all advisory board meetings with voice but without vote . 

Section 3. The 'officers of the Freedom Ministry Advisory Board shall be chair, vice- 
chair, secretary and treasurer. The staff person hired as Executive Secretary shall, by this 
constitution , serve as the treasurer. 

Section 4. The Advisory Board shall meet every three months. One of these meetings 
each year shall be for the election of officers and the consideration o f finances. All officers shall 
serve a two ( 2) year term except the the original advisory board organization the which six (6) shall 
be elected for one (1) year. The provisions of G-14.020l.a shall, in all cases .apply. 

Section 5. All members of the Freedom Ministry staff shall be ex-officio members and shall 
ordinarily attend all meetings. 

Section 6. The Freedom Ministry Advisory Board shall plan the program and activities of the 
Freedom Ministry. 

Section 7. The Sessions of the participating churches shall grant authority to the Freedom 
Ministry Advisory Board for the program and budget of the Freedom Ministry, including setting 
apportionments for the participating churches toward the annual Freedom Ministry budget. This action 
must always take place in consultation with the participating Session. 

Section 8. The Freedom Ministry Advisory Board will not make changes in the regular hours 
of worship , school of the church, organizational meetings or time allocated by the Session for any 
activity, without prior consultation with the Sessions involved. 

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Section 9 The Freedom Ministry shall have the following standing committees: 1) Program, 
2) Finance and 3) Personnnei. 

ARTICLE V. THE STAFF: 

Section 1. The staff shall be composed of the Parish Pastor/Program Director, the Parish 
Pastor/ Associate Program Facilitator of Education, the Parish Pastor/ Associate Program Facilitator of 
Evangelism each called by two (2) of the participating churches plus an Executive Secretary 
employed by the Freedom Ministry Advisory Board. 

Section 2. The Parish Pastor/ Program Director, Parish Pastor/ Associate Program Facilitator 
of Christian Education and Parish Pastor/ Associate Program Facilitator of Evangelism shall be 
recommended to paired congregations who in turn will recommend his/her approval through the 
Freedom Ministry Advisory Board. The employment shall be made "under the supervision of the 
Committee on Ministry of Presbytery at the request of the Pastor Nominating Committee, the consent of 
the Parish Pastor ( Program Director, Facilitator of Christian Education, Facilitator of Evagelism) and the 
approval of Presbytery by formal call. Ordinarily, no more than one(1) Parish Pastor will be related to a 
particular church except in a programmatic function. Whenever it seems appropriate , the Freedom 
Ministry Advisory Board, on recommendation of the Program Director or Interim Program Director, may 
hire an at large associate with his/her relationship being reviewed every three months. All 
associates shall be responsible to the Program Director. The Committee on Ministry shall review 
all employment designations once each year... Book of Order, G-14.0515. The agreement between 
the Session(s) (through the Advisory Board) and the called Parish Pas tor shall, whenever a pulpit 
becomes vacant, be terminated upon due notice by congregation or Parish Pastor with the approval of 
Presbvterv- Book of Order, G-14.0504 . G-14.0601, G-1 4.0603 and G-1 4.0602. All other staff shall be 
hired and terminated by recommendation of the Personnel Committee of the Freedom Ministry 
Advisory Board. 



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Section 3. It shall be the work of the staff to cooperate with the Advisory Board in conducting 
the program and related activities decided upon by the Advisory Board. Each member of the staff will be 
assigned to various committees of the Advisory Board to help guide the activities. 

ARTICLE VI. FINANCE: 

Section 1. Each participating church shall continue its local and denominational 
commitments as before becoming a member of the Freedom Ministry. 

Section 2. Each church is responsible to the Freedom Ministry only for amounts that 
have been pledged by the church. However, each church shall be expected to share its part of the 
financial affairs of the Freedom Ministry. 

ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS: 

Amendments to this constitution shall be presented to the staff and then 
presented to the Freedom Ministry Advisory Board. The Advisory Board must have three (3) 
readings of the amendment prior to vote. If two-thirds (2/3) of the members present at the 
Advisory Board meeting vote for the amendment it shall be effective immediately. 



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APPENDIX E 



MINISTERS ENGAGED IN VALIDATED MINISTRIES WITHIN THE CONGREGATIONS OF THIS CHURCH 



1= 



NAME 



POSITION 



CALLING/EMPLOYING AGENCY 



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Wyatt Aiken, Jr. 
Philip A. Beck 
Jesse W. Bledsoe 
Linda L. Blessing 
Ronald L. Bowie 
John C. Brearley 
Malcolm M. Bullock 
Robert E. Button 
Kathryn J. Cameron 
Charles R. Carter 
M. Gray Clark 
Robert E. Cleveland 
Frederick A. Coates 
0. Leighton Culler 
Kermit W. Dancy 
Dale W. Davidson 
Max E. Deal 
Franklin M. Dew 
James A. Dickens 
Barbara E. Dua 
Christopher F. East 
Lou McAlister East 
Stewart E. Ellis 
lobert C. Evans, III 
larlton A.G. Eversley 
Jeffrey J. Falter 
Dusty K. Fiedler 
Robert A. Fiedler 
Carol C. Fisher 
James T. Frazier 
Elijah B. Freeman, Jr. 
Robert M. Gant, Jr. 
Murv ' L . Gardiner 

Robert J. Go forth 
J. Randy Hall 
Holly Diane Hayes 
William C. Hayes 
David C. Heil 
James Henderson 
Margret L. Henderson 
Robert W. Henderson 
David Lee Henry 
Cynthia R. Higgins 
Fredrick R. Horner 
Robert M. Howard 
Joanne R. Hull 
Guy W. Hunt, Jr. 
George Hunter 

obert S. Jeffords, Jr. 
..urt W. Johnston 
William Jones 
Alyce Kelly 
J. David Kivett 



Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Co-Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Associate Pastor 

Interim Pastor 

Associate Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Associate Pastor 
Interim Pastor 
Pastor 

Associate Pastor 
Temporary Supply 
Pastor 
Pastor 

Associate Pastor 
Pastor 

Interim Pastor 

Co-Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Co-Pastor 

Co-Pastor 

Associate Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Associate Pastor 
Pastor /Assoc. Pastor 
for the Chapel 

Pastor 
Pastor 

Associate Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Associate Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Associate Pastor 
Associate Pastor 
Pastor 

Associate Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Interim Pastor 
Pastor 
Pastor 
Pastor 

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Mebane 
Memorial 

Pilot Mountain First 
Hills/Pine Ridge 
Boone First 
Elkin 

Salisbury First 

Glenwood 

Greensboro First 

Forest Hills 

Fellowship 

Pittsboro 

Mooresville First 

Christiansburg (Virginia) 

Mt. Jefferson 

Presbyterian Church of the Cross 
Winston-Salem First 
New Creation Community 
Logan 

Greensboro First 
Buffalo 

Westminster (BUR) 
Trinity (W-S) 
Oak Ridge 
Dellabrook 
Dogwood Acres 
CI amnions 
Clemmons 
Hawf ields 
Sparta 

St. Paul (HP) 
Alamance 

Beulah/Wilkes Chapel of the 

N. Wilkesboro Church 
Cooleemee 
Fairmont 
Forest Hills 
Smyrna/Wentworth 
N. Wilkesboro 
Calvary 
Highland 

Westminster (GSO) 
Vandal ia 

Westminster (GSO) 
Greensboro First 
Centre 

Guilford Park 
Asbury 

Trinity (Salisbury) 
Covenant 
Shiloh (BUR) 
Reid Memorial 
Allen Temple 
Reidsville First 



NAME 



POSITION 



CALL ING / EMPLOYING AGENCY (p. 2 



Phyllis M. Kort 


Associate Pastor 


Burlington First 


Thomas K. Lane 


Temporary Supply 


Griers /Pleasant Grove m\ 


William F. Lawerence, Jr. 


Stated Supply 


Yadkin United 


James E. Layman 


Pastor 


Starmount 


Robert E . Lee 


Temporary Supply 


El Bethel 


David T. Lee-Andrews 


Pastor 


Concord 


David E. Leininger 


Pastor 


St. Paul (GSO) 


Ruth Ann B. Lenger 


Pastor 


Spencer 


Robert M. Lewis 


Pastor 


Salisbury First 


S. Edwin Lewis 


Pastor 


Mooresville First 


Joel M. Long 


Pastor 


Eden First 


William J. MacDonald 


Associate Pastor 


Winston— Salem First 


Robert M. Matthews 


Pastor 


Fieldstone 


James M. Mauldin 


Co-Pastor 


Hills/Pine Ridge 


Stephen P. McCutchan 


Pastor 


Highland 


Sam E. McGregor, Jr. 


Pastor 


Siler City 


Mary C. McNeal 


Pastor 


Faith 


Judson J. Milam 


Pastor 


St. Andrews 


John L. Milholland 


Pastor 


Fifth Creek/Old Providence 


E. Thomas Miller 


Pastor 


Forest Park 


James F. Miller 


Pastor 


Presbyterian Church of the Cross 


Molly D. Morgan 


Pastor 


Madison 


Stephen A. Moss 


Pastor 


Thyatira 


Lisa M. Mullen 


Associate Pastor 


High Point First 


George H. Murray, IV 


Pastor 


Kernersville First 


J. Herbert Nelson 


Pastor 


St. James 


Lisa T. Nelson 


Associate Pastor 


Prospect £\ 


David C. Partington 


Pastor 


Shallowford 


S. Curtis Patterson 


Pastor 


Thomasville First 


Jamie B. Pharr 


Stated Supply 


Bethany (Statesville) 


A.B. Plexico 


Pastor 


Hawf ields 


Phillip J. Pogue 


Pastor 


Glendale Springs/Laurel Fork 


Michael J. Poulos 


Associate Pastor 


Greensboro First 


Marie P. Reed 


Stated Supply 


Yanceyville 


Leland A. Richardson 


Pastor 


Mocksville First 


Raymond W. Riddleberger 


Pastor 


Old Town 


Paul N. Ridolfi 


Pastor 


Mt. Airy First 


James M. Rissmiller 


Pastor 


Community in Christ, Presbyterian 


Russell H. Ritchel, Jr. 


Pastor 


Winston-Salem First 


Donald G. Scofield, Jr. 


Pastor 


Flat Rock 


Dennis Sebesan 


Pastor 


Lexington First 


Grant M. Sharp 


Pastor 


Statesville First 


Jerold D. Shetler 


Pastor 


Greensboro First 


Jeffrey D. Smith 


Interim Pastor 


Taylorsville 


Paul R. Snell 


Stated Supply 


Cleveland 


Steven A. Snipes 


Stated Supply 


Oakland 


Billy F. Sosebee 


Pastor 


Lexington Second 


Laura M. Spangler 


Co-Pastor 


Trinity (W-S) 


Joe L. Spears 


Pastor 


Mount Tabor 


William F. Stephens, III 


Temporary Supply 


Hopeview 


Samuel Stevenson 


Pastor 


Grace 


Mark T. Stewart 


Pastor 


Crestwood 


Larry E. Summey 


Pastor 


Franklin fM 


David H. Sutton 


Pastor 


Guilford Park 


Al F. Thomas, Jr. 


Pastor 


Speedwell 


Erich W. Thompson 


Associate Pastor 


Starmount 



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NAME 



POSITION 



CALLING / EMPLOYING AGENCY (p. 3 ) 



igpan M. Thornton 
^f. Russell Ward, Jr. 
William C. Weckerly 
Kellie E. Weekley-Mills 
Norman M. Whitney 
Daniel C. Wilkers 
John A. Wilkerson, Jr. 
Stephen H. Wilkins 
Charles Williams 
James R. Wilson 
William T. Wing, III 
Paul D. Woodall, Jr. 
I R. Scott Woodmansee 
Richard S. Wurst, Jr. 
Christopher E. Zorn 



Pastor 
Pastor 
Pastor 

Pastor /Assoc. Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Interim Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 



Salisbury Second 
Asheboro First 
Graham 

Lansing/Mt. Jefferson 

Bethany (Graham) 

Parkway 

Alamance 

Third Creek 

Burlington First 

Sedgef ield 

Unity 

Bethel 

High Point First 
Stony Creek 
John Calvin 



MINISTERS ENGAGED IN VALIDATED MINISTRIES IN OTHER SERVICE OF THIS CHURCH 



NAME 



POSITION 



CALLING/EMPLOYING AGENCY 



David M. Cameron 
William J. Cowfer 

Philip R. Gehman 

l^herron R. George 
Hewon Han 

John M. Handley 

Robert W. Herron 
Ann B. Jahnes 
Gail Porter Nelson 
Richard R. Osmer 
Joseph L. Pickard 
Rockwell P. Ward 
A. Michael Warren 



Counselor 
Associate for 

Financial Resources 
Vice President for 

Student Life 
Missionary 
Associate Presbyter 



Presbyterian Counseling Center (GSO) 
Barium Springs Home for Children 

Columbia Theological Seminary 

PC (USA) 



Worldwide Ministries Div 
Salem Presbytery 



for Congregational Life 



Executive Presbyter/ 

Stated Clerk 
Director 
Campus Minister 
Campus Minister 
Professor of C.E. 
Assoc. Exec. Director 
Campus Minster 
Associate Presbyter 
for Care and Development 
of Leadership 



Salem Presbytery 

Presbyterian Counseling Center (GSO) 
UNC-Greensboro 
Winston-Salem State 
Princeton Theological Seminary 
Medical Benevolence Foundation 
Applachian State University 
Salem Presbytery 



MINISTERS ENGAGED IN VALIDATED MINISTRIES IN SERVICE BEYOND THE JURISDICTION OF THE CHURCH 
NAME POSITION CALLING/EMPLOYING AGENCY 



James H. Allen 
L. Adlai Boyd 

Carole F. Chase 
William DeLong 



Susan Dobyns 
Larry W. Freeman 
Carter B. Gillespie 



UNC-Greensboro 
University of S. Florida 

Elon College 
NC Baptist Hospital 



Vice Chancellor 
Chairman, Child & 

Family Services 
Professor of Religion 
Chaplain/ 

Supervisor- in-training 
Counselor Private Practice 

Counselor Private Practice 

Counselor - Employee US Postal Service (GSO) 

Assistance Program 
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NAME 



POSITION 



CALLING/EMPLOYING AGENCY 



(P-4 



B. Paul Lindsay 
Z. Bradford Long 

J. Roger Marrow 
Steve A. Martin 
R. Page Shelton 
Patricia F. Stewart 
Glenn C. Thomason 

Benjamin F. Williams 

J. Gordon Williams 



Faculty 
Director 

Chaplain 

Counselor 

Chaplain 

Associate Pastor 
Guidance Counselor 

Director Child and 

Youth Services 
Program Field Officer 



UNC-Greensboro ■ 
Presbyterian & Reformed Renewal 

Ministries 
V.A. Hospital in Salisbury 
Private Practice 
Hospice of Yadkin County 
First Christian Church (GSO) 
Thomas H. Henderson Middle School 

Richmond, VA 
Alamance/Caswell Mental Health 

Center 

American Leprosy Mission 



NAME 



HONORABLY RETIRED MINISTERS 
POSITION CHURCH OR AGENCY 



Alonza M. Alexander 
Lawrence W. Avent 
J. Lawrence Ayers 
Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr. 
James H. Banbury 
Dwight L. Barker 
Ernest M. Bradford 
Edwin C. Brammer , Jr. 
Warren C. Brannon 
Charles L. Brown 
William Brown 
David H. Burr 
George S. Calhoun, Sr. 
Cecil C. Callis 
George C. Carpenter 
William H. Chappell 
Frank C. Collier 
L.B. Colquitt, Jr. 
Herbert H. Culler 
Ares Davidian 
Frank A. Davison 
F. Marion Dick 
C. Wayne Dixon 
Norris L. Fellows 
Charles G. Fitzpatrick 
Joseph W. Flora 
Robert Lee Forbis 
William H. Foster, Jr. 
Milton M. Foust 
Robert 0. Freeman 
Samuel R. Fudge 
Harold E. Fuller 
Joseph M. Garrison 
Lucius A. Gray 



Parish Associate 



Greensboro First 



Stated Supply 
Interim Pastor 

Stated Supply 



Mt. Vernon Springs/Gulf 
Springwood 

Immanuel 



Staed Supply 



Love Valley 



Stated Supply 
Stated Supply 



Stated Supply 



Whitewright First (Texas) 
Randolph 



Bixby 



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NAME 



POSITION 



CHURCH OR AGENCY 



(P. 5) 



J. Stimson Hawkins 
Dewitt F. Helm 
Everett A. Hewlett 
Z.N. Holler 
John S . Johnson 
Henry J. Keating 
William R. Knox 
Morton R. Kurtz 
Julian Lake 
Donald E. Lannon 
William F. Long 
Wilkes D. Macaulay 
James M. McOaniel 
Charles T. McKee 
Lacy V. McPherson 
Allen C. McSween 
William S. Metzel 
Donald Mimbs 
Kay M. Misenheimer ' 
James A. Mitcham, Jr. 
H. Re id Montgomery 
Allen E. Morrison 
William H. Morrison 
Joseph B. Mullin 
"Robert E. Osman 
larrell A. Parker 
J. Kent Parker, Jr. 
0. William Perrell 
George A. Ploger 
W. Clark Porter, III 
Donald G. Price 
James L. Price, Jr. 
John A. Redhead 
Catherine J. Reed 
Gerald N. Reiff 
William C. Rhodes, Jr. 
Paul S. Ryoo 
Lester E. Sheppard 
William R. Smith, III 
Jamie D. Stimson 
Ernest L. Stoffel 
Harry S. Thomas 
John G. Truitt 
Robert L. Turner 
William D. Varker 
Stanley M. Voth 
Harold F. Waldruff 
Roy E. Watts 
Worth N. Watts 
Robert S. Wells 
fc'ohn C. Whitley 
Frank C. Wilkinson 
John A. Womeldorf 
William J. Wrenn, Jr. 



Chaplain 



Hops ice 



Stated Supply 



Whispering Pines 



Stated Supply 
Interim Pastor 



Parish Associate 



Shady Side 
New Salem 



Westminster (GSO) 



Stated Supply 



Trinity (Elon College) 



Stated Supply 



Milton and Joyce 



Stated Supply 



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Stoneville 



MEMBERS - AT - LARGE 



(p. 6) 



NAME 



POSITION 



EMPLOYING AGENCY 



Jonathan C. Barker 
Janet B. Briscoe 
Robert A. Bryant 
Nathan L. Byrd 
Virginia Cowfer 
Scott C. Girard 
Walter W. King 
Franklin L. Partridge 
Steve M. Pharr 
Jeannette G. Rodenbough 

Anne Carter Shelley 
Jerry M. Smith 
John B. Talmage 



Counselor 

Master 1 s Candidate 
Doctoral Candidate 
Without Call 
Social Worker 
Master ' s Candidate 
Engineer 

Minister of Music 

Attorney 

Staff Consultant 

for Education 
Doctoral Candidate 
Attorney 

Doctoral Candidate 



Lifecare, Inc. 
UNC-Greensboro 
Union Seminary (VA) 

D.S.S. - Rowan County 
UNC-Greesnsboro 

Trinity (W-S) 
Petree Stockton 
Presbyterian Church of t.e 

Covenant 
UNC-Greensboro 
Private Practice 
Univeristy of Florida 



NAME 



INACTIVE MEMBERS 
POSITION 



EMPLOYING AGENCY 



Ethel C. Simonetti 




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APPENDIX F 

SALEM PRESBYTERY 

GOALS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE PROPOSAL 

The Ouster Concept 

This organizational concept introduces several new (for Salem) ways of calling forth both the 
commitment and creativity of those willing to be leaders in strengthening the ministry and mission of Salem 
Presbytery. Two of the most challenging of those ways are: 

1) clustering s imilar specific mission concerns together, assigning a leadership pool, and challenging 
that fairly small group to identify ways of effectively org anizin g to cany out the assigned tasks; and 

2) identifying and focusing common mission elements to be addressed by each of the Mission 
Clusters. 

The Clusters will become the " thought force" of Salem Presbvterv. They will immerse themselves in 
their assigned areas of focus toward the end of developing expertise in seeking/discerning God's agenda for 
Salem in that particular mission area. The Cluster will think/dream/pray/studyAvrestle/plan over, around, 
within their areas seeking effective ways of setting bold directions for their work. Dependence on the 
prompting and power of the Spirit will be a key ingredient in determining the best plans for organizing to 
carry out their task. 

Each Cluster will use four ancient, common mission elements: 

S I £>a*T KVjJ - educate/teach 
eU0,Vy£\1C<e<r9oA -evangelize 

GiprvVOTTOioS -makepeace 

' in describing and assigning the specific 

objectives and strategies for their work. The Cluster will determine responsibilities and name the task forces 
needed and the number of persons needed to carry out their tasks. Their plans will be presented to the 
Council for review and subsequently recommended to Presbytery for adoption. 

Six Qusters are proposed. - 

They are: 

Educational Ministries Church Growth & Enrichment Shalom 

Worldwide Ministries Council Ministry 

One is already operational, the Ministry Cluster, which includes the various functions which Salem 
originally divided into Preparation for Ministry, Examinations, Committee on Ministry, and Professional 
Development. This clustering has brought much clearer coordination of their interrelated functions. 
Communication is greatly enhanced and morale has increased with an accompanying atmosphere of collegiality. 
Their experience has been a primary inspiration for the suggestions which follow. 

Both the Congregational Life and Church Development Divisions have begun to explore similar 
concepts with much the same positive results. Those two are among the four Mission Qusters proposed: 1) 
the Educational Ministries Cluster replaces the Congregational Life Division plus Outdoor Ministries and 
Campus Ministries; 2) the Church Growth & Enrichment Cluster replaces the Division with the same name; 
3) the Shalom Cluster replaces most of the Church In The World Division; and 4) the Worldwide Ministries 
Cluster picks up the former Committee by the same name and adds the Hunger Committee's international 
partnerships and lifestyle education. 



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The final cluster brings a major new role to the Council. The Council Cluster replaces the 
Administrative Services Division drawing in Stewardship Education, Personnel, Budget and Finance, Goals 
and Evaluation, and Communication functions from the present committee structure. Significant need has 
been discovered for these groups to work very openly and closely with the Council in carrying out its 
leadership in the planning, coordinating, resourcing, and evaluating functions for Presbytery. Added to 
Council's responsibilities, it is proposed that it carry the strengthening of denominational commitment. 

On October 24, 1995, Salem Presbytery adopted vision and mission statements along with six Focus 
Areas with a number of more specific objectives assigned to each. The Presbytery also adopted Evangelism 
as its highest priority through 1999. 

It is proposed that all six of the Clusters take the Vision and Mission Statements, along with the 
identified Focus Areas and accompanying Objectives and look at their new task through the four mission 
elements ("lenses"): 

• Evangelism 

• Education 

• Service 

• Peacemaking 

THE COUNCIL CLUSTER 

A Function of Council : 

The Council shall provide for the regular review of the functional relationship between Presbytery's 
structure and its mission (Book of Order G-11.0103v.). Council recommends, coordinates, and 
evaluates Salem's life of witness, worship, and work. It recommends and oversees the budget and 
finances and serves as the communicator between sessions and the Presbytery. It challenges the 
churches to strong stewardship of talents, time, and money. 

B. Specific Responsibilities of Council : 

1. Leads Presbytery in setting broad, overall goals and priorities and periodically reviews the life of 
Presbytery with particular attention to its approved goals in close relationship with the Goals and 
Evaluation Committee; 

2. Annually trains all Salem Clusters to provide clarity in the broad scope of Salem's Mission and 
Program as well as the particulars of planning, implementing, and evaluating their work; 

3. Demonstrates effective leadership through proposals and/or recommendations to Presbytery or the 
various other clusters regarding important issues/concerns needing study or action; 

4. Recommends the annual Presbytery budget and any necessary revisions, monitors revenues and 
expenditures, takes corrective actions where appropriate and/or makes recommendations to 
Presbytery upon advice of the Budget and Finance Committee; 

5. Oversees personnel functions of Presbytery through the Personnel Committee; 

6. Acts as a grievance committee in matters that may be appealed from the Personnel Committee; 

7. Coordinates the communications system/functions of Presbytery; 

8. Coordinates the mission and program of Presbytery and is responsible for keeping the official 
calendar of Presbytery; 



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9. Serves as the Trustees of Presbytery in corporate or legal matters with specific authorization to 
approve requests of congregations to buy, sell, or mortgage property in connection with their 
mission (G-11.0103y.); 

10. Approves proposed plans for Presbytery meetings (including worship) and distributes the docket 
and reports to be presented at Presbytery at least two weeks prior to each meeting; 

11. Authorizes celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at retreats, camps, conferences, and 
special gatherings of groups under the jurisdiction of Presbytery (W-3.6200); 

12. Makes recommendations to Presbytery regarding changes in the Standing Rules and Manual of 
Operations of the Presbytery; 

13. Nominates persons to serve on the Nominating Committee for election by Presbytery, 

14. Handles matters directed to it by Presbytery, and 

15. Keeps Presbytery fully informed of its work through reports at each Stated Meeting. 
C Composition of the Council : 

- At-Large Members elected to Council by the Presbytery 
to assure full geographic representation. They will be 
assigned as follows: 

1) Liaisons from Council serving each of the other Clusters 
(Educational Ministries, Church Growth & Enrichment, 
Shalom, Worldwide Ministries, and Ministry) 

2) Council Officers (Moderator, Vice-Moderator, and Secretary) 8 

- Moderators: 

Current Moderator of Presbytery 
Current Vice-Moderator of Presbytery 
Immediate Past-Moderator of Presbytery 
Salem Presbyterian Women Moderator 
Salem Presbyterian Men Moderator 
Salem Black Caucus Moderator 

Moderators of the six (6) Council Function Committees 12 

- Ex Officio Members from Specified Committees (voice without vote) 

Nominating 
Representation 
Goals and Evaluation 

TOTAL Membership _20 

D. Council Leadership Team - shall be composed of the Moderator and Secretary of the Council, 
Moderator of Presbytery, one at large member elected from Council, and an assigned Program Staff 
person. 

The responsibilities of the Leadership Team will be to: 
a. make preparations for each meeting of Council; 



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b. make recommendations to Council on business coming before the next meeting; 

c. carry out assignments given it by previous Council meetings. 

E. Focus Area Assignments to Council 
Focus Area 1 

To live out the Nature of the Connectionai Church in Partnership with Sessions, Synod, and General 
Assembly and in Cooperation with Other Denominations 

1-1 Develop occasions and methods through which education on issues, faith sharing, Bible study, and 
open discussion can take place 

1-2 Design and implement effective, open, accessible communication system (dialogue, information 
sharing, quick response) to include: 

* system of regular, frequent in person contacts with each session for sharing Presbytery goals 
and understanding needs of the churches 

* plans to prepare commissioners to Presbytery/Synod/GA meetings for effective participation 
and reporting to session/congregations 

* distribution of a master annual calendar for all presbytery meetings and events with updates 
as needed 

* coordinated promotion/publicity for meetings and events 

* appropriate software applications 

1-3 Design and implement a stewardship program to support the mission of the whole church 
See also: Specific Responsibilities of Council (above) 

F. The Function Committees of the Council : 

The Moderator for each Council Function Committee shall be a member of the Presbytery Council 
with full voting privileges. The Council shall approve the number of members to be assigned to each 
Function Committee. The Function Committee will communicate directly with the Nominating 
Committee requesting filling of vacancies (including recommendations of specific persons or persons 
with specific types of experience or expertise needed). 

Each Function Committee will report regularly to Council presenting their reports or 
recommendations. Council will vote on approval or make recommendations to Presbytery, as 
appropriate. Council will review at least annually the progress and effectiveness of each of its Function 
Committees. 

1. Communications Committee 

a. Proposes and oversees a comprehensive Salem communication network. 

b. Promotes interpretation to sessions/congregations of the mission and actions of Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A) governing bodies from local to worldwide. 

c. Organizes and oversees the use of print media : The Salem Sampler, the Mid-Atlantic 
Presbyterian Salem page, the Salem Presbytery Directory, Electronic systems : Presbynet; 
Available tools : Town Meetings, Newcomer Orientation (Ministers and Educators). 



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d. News releases to public or church press. 

e. Coordinates with the Presbytery Resource Center: 

(1) to see that adequate photographs of Presbytery events and newsmakers are taken, used, 
and filed; and 

(2) Video Taping of special Presbytery events, speeches, etc. to be available to local 
churches and other individuals or groups. 

2. Presbytery Meetings Committee 
Shall have responsibility for: 

a. Seeking of local churches to host future Presbytery meetings; 

b. Oversight of specific arrangements for the next meeting of Salem Presbytery in cooperation 
with staff; 

c. Planning and preparation for specific needs of the upcoming Presbytery meeting as regards 
worship and communion (including determining a theme if any, preparation of printed 
worship order(s), securing preacher, liturgy, music, servers, etc.); any audio visual equipment 
needed; lunch arrangements, displays, etc. (The worship section might require a Sub- 
committee.) 

d. Oversees preparation of the letter(s) of thanks sent within a week from Presbytery to the 
session whose church has just completed their hosting responsibilities. 

3. Denominational Commitment Committee 

a. Promoting awareness of what's happening in the church through use of Presbyterians Today 
and the Mission Yearbook; 

b. Orientation of Synod and General Assembly Commissioners; 

c. Work with appropriate Clusters in encouraging local churches to develop strong stewardship 
including generous giving to benevolences, per capita (where appropriate) and to the various 
General Assembly and Synod special offerings; 

d. Conduct an annual workshop on issues before the church (including those approved by 
Council from requests from within our Presbytery and issues before the most recent General 
Assembly or the next one); 

e. Promote the general importance of theological dialogue to the health, strength, and oneness 
of Christ's Church; 

f. Reports of the work of Synod and General Assembly. 

4. Budget and Finance Committee 

The Budget and Finance Committee has budget preparation and financial oversight 
responsibilities. Although the budget building process in particular may necessitate the formation 
of internal (sub)committees, the budget and finance functions are retained within one committee 
so that members, in making recommendations, will have access to information regarding funds 
requested by program committees, as well as revenue and expense projections. 



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This committee designs and organizes the annual process by which Presbytery committees, 
through its Clusters, propose their yearly program offerings and budget requests. One element of 
the annual process shall be program presentations by Clusters to the Budget and Finance 
Committee and Council in joint session. Through a consultative process this committee and 
Council, using income forecasts and budget requests, will develop an annual budget which Council 
will recommend to Presbytery. 

Throughout the year the Budget and Finance Committee will regularly monitor receipts and 
expenditures and income from investments. This committee will receive and review quarterly 
reports from Presbytery's Treasurer, obtain an annual audit on behalf of Presbytery and prepare 
income projections for use in the budgeting process. 

Personnel Committee 

The Personnel Committee has oversight of the staff of the Presbytery. Recommendations to 
the appropriate body concerning policies affecting staff, job descriptions, terms of call for exempt 
staff and personnel administration originate with this committee. The Personnel Committee 
oversees the search for exempt staff, requesting Presbytery appointment of search committee 
members as necessary, evaluates the performance of exempt staff; makes recommendations 
regarding changes in terms of call and engages in the care and support of Presbytery's staff. 

Goals and Evaluation Committee 

It is the responsibility of this committee to: 

- lead Salem Presbytery in a process of setting goals and priorities at least every three years 

- devise and receive the results of a simple evaluation process for annual use by Presbytery 
committees; evaluation results to be used in long-range planning process 

- evaluate progress made on long-range plans and goals report annually to Presbytery on such 
progress 

- evaluate the administration and function of Presbytery's organizational structure and to make 
recommendations to Presbytery 

- conduct studies as Presbytery may direct 



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THE MISSION CLUSTERS 



Getting Started in 1996 

Each Cluster will propose mission strategies that will focus on evangelizing, educating, serving and 
making peace in the way of the Christ The Clusters, made up mostly of self-selected volunteers from among 
those presently serving in Salem's structure will then organize themselves into task forces under each Cluster. 
If additional people with special skills or experience are needed, Council and the Nominating Committee will 
seek them. It is anticipated that a mission cluster will meet at least quarterly for its task forces to report, 
review progress, and make recommendations for further action. 

It is hoped that by early in 1996 those groups will be organized and ready to ask for adjustments in the 
1996 budget as well as askings for 1997. 

Cluster Leadership Team - composed of Moderator of Cluster, Council Liaison and Staff Resource Person. 
The Moderator provides team and cluster leadership and reports to Presbytery and/or Council as designated 
for the specific cluster. 

The Council Liaison provides liaison between the cluster and Council and between the Council and cluster 
with specific responsibility to see that the cluster's work and needs are fully represented to the context of the 
total mission, and reports to Council. 

The Staff Advisor provides for continuity of committee function and reports to the Presbytery Executive. 

Mission Cluster Assignments: 

Educational Ministries Cluster 

Charge: To be responsible for strengthening the ministry of presbytery and congregations through 

(1) leadership development opportunities for officers, teachers, and local church program moderators 
and 

(2) provision of program and study resources for Family Ministry, Senior Adult Ministry, Outdoor 
Ministry, Campus Ministry, Youth Ministry, Children's Ministry, and other ministries for people of 
varying ages and interests as needs are identified. 

Focus Area 1 

To live out the Nature of the Connectional Church in Partnership with Sessions, Synod, and General 
Assembly and In Cooperation with Other Denominations 

1- 1 Develop occasions and methods through which education on issues, faith sharing, Bible study, and 

open discussion can take place 

Focus Area 2 

To nurture congregations in their work to fulfill their mission 

2- 1 Offer opportunities for developing leaders for service as officers, teachers, and program moderators 

for local churches 

2-2 Develop ministries to young families with children and ministries to senior adults 

* provide a variety of program and study resources (print, media, people, etc.) for use by 
churches and ministers with attention given to youth ministry 



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2- 3 Enrich our worship life through reformed liturgy and music using education, worship experiences, 

workshops, etc 

5-3 Provide facilities and programs to strengthen regional Outdoor Ministries opportunities for youth 
and other church groups 

5-4 Build a strong Presbyterian Campus Ministry within cooperative ecumenical relationships 
emphasizing study, witness, and fellowship 

Church Growth & Enrichment Cluster 

Charge: To be responsible for promoting the growth and enrichment of churches through 

(1) training opportunities in evangelism, membership growth and assimilation, strategic planning for 
congregations, and 

(2) identification and implementation of strategies for new church development, working with small 
churches to identify special needs and develop plans for strengthening the congregation along with 
assistance in securing adequate funding for effective ministry. 

Focus Area 3 

To provide support for developing/redeveloping churches 

3- 1 Emphasize evangelism and educate leaders in strategies and methods 

3-2 Develop workable plans for starting new churches and redeveloping, revitalizing existing churches 

3-3 Develop system of support for strengthening smaller membership churches especially those with 
special opportunities 

Focus Area 5 

To initiate a regional witness faithful to the ministry of Jesus Christ 

5-1 Celebrate and use the diversity of our membership as an opportunity for growth in our service to 
Christ emphasizing unity in the midst of our diversity 

Shalom Cluster 

Charge: To be responsible for 

(1) development and implementation of resources and programs to enable presbytery and churches to 
be engaged effectively in the struggle to free people from fear, oppression, and injustice with emphasis 
on peacemaking, social justice, racial justice, women's ministry, and environmental issues, 

(2) administration of domestic hunger and community ministry grants, and 

(3) promotion of cooperation with other denominations in this struggle. 

Focus Area 1 

To live out the Nature of the Connectional Church in Partnership with Sessions, Synod, and General 
Assembly and In Cooperation with Other Denominations 

1-5 Strengthen ecumenical awareness through contacts, conversations, and cooperation with other 
denominations 



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Focus Area 5 



To initiate a regional witness faithful to the ministry of Jesus Christ 

5- 2 Develop a cooperative network of service agencies so that together we may more effectively change 

the root causes of poverty and increase self-sufficiency of our less privileged neighbors 
* Offer frequent opportunities for "hands-on" work experiences in solidarity with the poor, 
homeless, and hungry (includes community ministry and domestic hunger [2c/Pennies]) 

Worldwide Ministries Cluster 
Charge: To be responsible for 

(1) development and implementation of programs and opporrunities to enhance the knowledge and 
commitment of congregations to support world wide ministries and encourage a simpler lifestyle, 

(2) for development and coordination of international partnerships that address the root causes of 
hunger, and 

(3) promotion of Pennies for Hunger/Two-Cents-A-Meal 
Focus Area 6 

To participate in the worldwide mission of the church 

6- 1 Increase local church knowledge and commitment to the worldwide mission through education, 

travel/work trips, personal contact by mission workers, visits from sister/partner churches and 
presbyteries 

6-2 Develop simpler lifestyle education programs that encourage responsible and equitable use of the 
world's resources 

6-3 Increase giving to mission efforts by promoting understanding of and commitment to Pennies-for- 
Hunger/2 Cents-A-Meal for all age groups in the church 

THE MINISTRY CLUSTER 
Charge: To be responsible for 

(1) fulfilling the functions assigned to the Committee on Ministry by the Book of Order including but not 
limited calls and vacancies, preparation for ministry, examinations, and professional development; 

(2) developing and implementing a system of support for smaller membership churches; and 

(3) developing and implementing a system of sensitive care and support of church professionals that includes 
a "pastor shepherd" program and addresses the needs of ordained women ministers. 

Focus Area 3 

To provide support for developing/redeveloping churches 

3-3 Develop system of support for strengthening smaller membership churches especially those with special 
opportunities 

Focus Area 4 

To care for church professionals 



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4-1 Fulfill responsibilities assigned by the Book of Order to the Committee on Ministry 

4-2 Develop system of sensitive care and support of church professionals (spiritual, emotional, financial 
needs) that will include: 

* a "pastor shepherd" program conveniently available in each section 

* needs of ordained women ministers 

4-3 Establish fall and spring, short term continuing education events 



See next pages for present description of their organization. 



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COMMITTEE O.N MINISTRY 
Ann Jahnes and Jim Rissmiller, Co-Moderators; Mike Warren, Presbytery Staff 

The role and responsibilities for the Committee on Ministry can be found within the Book of 
Order, primarily in Gl 1.0500-0504. Most of our work is mandated. Our purpose involves: 

(1) serving as pastor and counselor to ministers, 

(2) facilitating relations between congregations, minister, and the presbytery, 

(3) settling difficulties on behalf of presbytery when possible and expedient (G. 1 1 .050 1 ). Our 
specific responsibilities enumerated in Gl 1.0502 are carried out through our five subcommittees. 

A. CALLS AND VACANCIES, Rick Wurst, Chair 

1. Exit interviews with sessions when pastors accept calls to other work. 

2. Vacancy counseling, including assistance in securing a session moderator, preparation for 
electing a PNC (Pastor Nominating Committee), and congregational studies 

3. Direction of the PNC search process, including completion of the CIF (Church Information 
Form) and participation in Face-to-Face. 

B. CONCILIATION, Bill Weckerly, Chair 

1. Conflict management training 

2. Working with congregations, sessions, and staff in conflict. 

3. Planning and supervision of workshops for prevention of church conflict 

4. Oversight for the Sexual Misconduct Response Group - Training, prevention, and intervention 
for unethical behavior of church leadership 

C VISITATION, Molly Morgan, Chair 

1. Coordination of Triennial Visitation for sessions and pastors to be visited at least once every 
three years by presbytery representatives, for the purpose of pastoral care and oversight. 

D. COMPENSATION, RELATIONSHIPS, AND RETIREMENT, KermitDancy, Chair 

1. Recommendation of a minimum salary standard for presbytery 

2. Interpretation of and processing changes in terms of call 

3. Oversight for the process of clergy retirement, including Kate B. Reynolds fund verification 

4. Communication with retired members of presbytery 

5. Oversight for churches that are without installed pastors and are not searching for one, 
including interpreting a suitable form of temporary employment (the "swamp list") 

6. Maintenance of current lists of supplies and interims 

E. PROFESSIONAL CARE, SUPPORT, DEVELOPMENT, Marie Reed, Chair 

1. Clergy care and visitation, currently being implemented through the creation of a 
minister/shepherd program 

2. Assignment of clergy colleagues for new members of presbyter/ 

3. Assessment and implementation of professional care for clergy in need of vocational, 
professional, or personal guidance or counseling. 

4. Stxategize with representatives from Small Church and Church Development committees to 
create a Commissioned Lay Preacher program or another system for assisting leadership needs for 
small churches 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY 
GOALS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
Norman Whitney, Moderator 
October 24, 1995 

SALEM PRESBYTERY 



VISION 



With a devoted faith in Jesus Christ Salem Presbytery has accepted God's call to witness to 
the way of our risen Savior and to serve Christ's own in the world. Undergirded and guided 
by God's Spirit we seek together to strengthen the worship, work, and witness of Presbytery, 
our congregations and all our faithful to be the people of God spanning barriers of race, 
gender, class, and ethnic background. 

MISSION 

Salem Presbytery is called to fulfill the MISSION and GOVERNING responsibilities given 
us by Jesus Christ, the great Head of the Church, as interpreted by the Constitution of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); that every one of us will be strengthened and equipped as 
faithful disciples of Jesus throughout the whole world. 

FOCUS AREA 1 

To live out the connectional nature of the church in partnership with sessions, synod, and 
General Assembly and in cooperation with other denominations 

FOCUS AREA 2 

To nurture congregations to fulfill their mission 
FOCUS AREA 3 

To provide support to developing/redeveloping churches 

FOCUS AREA 4 

To care for church professionals 

FOCUS AREA 5 

To initiate a regional witness faithful to the ministry of Jesus Christ 
FOCUS AREA 6 

To participate in the worldwide mission of the church 



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FOCUS AREA 1 

To live out the Nature of the Counectional Church in Partnership with Sessions, Synod, and 
General Assembly and In Cooperation with Other Denominations 

Objective 1 

Develop occasions and methods through which education on issues, faith sharing, Bible 
study, and open discussion can take place 

Objective 2 

Design and implement effective, open, accessible communication system (dialogue, 
information sharing, quick response) to include: 

* system of regular, frequent in person contacts with each session for sharing 
Presbytery goals and understanding needs of the churches 

* plans to prepare commissioners to Presbytery/Synod/GA meetings for effective 
participation and reporting to session/congragations 

* distribution of a master annual calendar for all presbytery meetings and events with 
updates as needed 

* coordinated promotion/publicity for meetings and events 

* appropriate software applications 

Objective 3 

Design and implement a stewardship program to support the mission of the whole church 
Objective 4 

Coordinate the development of presbytery conimittee action plans and provide framing for 
presbytery committees 

Objective 5 

Strengthen ecumenical awareness through contacts, conversations, and cooperation with 
other denominations 

FOCUS AREA 2 
To nurture congregations in their work to fulfill their mission. 

Objective 1 

Offer opportunities for developing leaders for service as officers, teachers, and program 
moderators for local churches 

Objective 2 

Develop rnimstries to young families with children and ministries to senior adults 

* provide a variety of program and study resources (print, media, people, etc.) for use 
by churches and ministers 

Objective 3 

Enrich our worship life through reformed liturgy and music using education, worship 
experiences, workshops, etc. 



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FOCUS AREA 3 
To provide support for developing/redeveloping churches 

Objective 1 

Emphasize evangelism and educate leaders in strategies and methods 
Objective 2 

Develop workable plans for starting new churches and redeveloping, revit alizin g existing 
churches 

Objective 3 

Develop system of support for strengthening smaller membership churches especially those 
with special opportunities 

FOCUS AREA 4 

To care for church professionals 

Objective 1 

Fulfill responsibilities assigned by the Book of Order to the Committee on Ministry 
Objective 2 

Develop system of sensitive care and support of church professionals (spiritual, emotional, 
financial needs) that will include: 

* a "pastor shepherd" program conveniently available in each section 

* needs of ordained women ministers 

Objective 3 

Establish fall and spring, short term continuing education events 

FOCUS AREA 5 

To initiate a regional witness faithful to the ministry of Jesus Christ 

Objective 1 

Celebrate and use the diversity of our membership as an opportunity for growth in our 
service to Christ emphasizing unity in the midst of our diversity 

Objective 2 

Develop a cooperative network of service agencies so that together we may more effectively 
change the root causes of poverty and increase self-sufficiency of our less privileged 
neighbors 

* Offer frequent opportunities for "hands-on" work experiences in solidarity with the 
poor, homeless, and hungry 



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Objective 3 

Provide facilities and programs to strengthen regional Outdoor Ministries opportunities for 
youth and other church groups 
Objective 4 

Build a strong Presbyterian Campus Ministry within cooperative ecumenical relationships 
emphasizing study, witness, and fellowship 

FOCUS AREA 6 

To participate in the worldwide mission of the church 

Objective 1 ' 

Increase local church knowledge and commitment to the worldwide mission through 
education, travel/work trips, personal contact by mission workers, visits from sister/partner 
churches and presbyteries 

Objective 2 

Develop simpler lifestyle education programs that encourage responsible and equitable use 
of the world's resources 

Objective 3 

Increase giving to mission efforts by promoting understanding of and commitment to 
Pennies-for-Hunger/2 Cents-A-Meal for all age groups in the church 

The Goals and Evaluation Committee has prepared these statements through an extensive 
series of contacts with present Salem Committees, many different churches through holding 
Town Meetings in various parts of the Presbytery, and presentation to the last meeting of 
Salem Presbytery. Content has been revised and enriched at each stage through comments, 
suggestions, and criticisms offered at each step. 

We believe this statement clarifies what Salem Presbytery is and does. It also challenges us 
with a sense of urgency and focus to the areas of activity and program to be emphasized as 
the turn of the century approaches. 

We are pleased to present these statements for adoption to guide Salem's program activities. 



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INDEX 



Amendments to the Constitution 18 

Committees, Reports of 

Committee on Ministry 13 

Council 5 

Evangelism Committee 10 

Examinations Committee 10 

Goals & Evaluation Committee 19 

Nominating Committee 7 

Stewardship Committee 10 

Worldwide Ministries Committee 10 

Youth Ministry Committee 10 

Committees, Standing 

Bills & Overtures Committee 4, 18 

Election of Presbytery Moderator 20 

Enrollment 1 

Freedom Flagship Ministry 15 

Ministers 

Annual Report 32 

Commissions to Install/Ordain, Appointment of 

Jae Heung Chung 11 

Guy W. Hunt, Jr. 15 

Victor C. Scott 13 

Dennis J. Sebesan 14 

Dismissals 

Stephen A. Hundley 13 

Donald G. Scofield, Jr. 14 

Robert R. Tolar, Jr. 14 

Dissolutions of Pastoral Relationships 

Stephen A. Hundley 13 

Donald G. Scofield, Jr. 14 

Dennis J. Sebesan 14 

Robert R. Tolar, Jr. 14 

Reception of 

Jae Heung Chung 10 

Victor C. Scott 12 

Necrology of Elders 21 

Omnibus Motion 4 



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Recognition of Retiring Presbytery Moderator 20 

Service of Honorable Retirement 

Malcolm M Bullock 5 

Stated Clerk's Report 19 



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VOLUME VIII 



NUMBER 2 



Minutes of 




THIRTIETH STATED MEETING 
SEDGEFIELD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
April 23, 1996 



MINUTES OF 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 



THIRTIETH STATED MEETING 
S EDGEFIELD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 

April 23, 1996 



OFFICERS 



N. N. Fleming, III 
Patricia F. Stewart 
John M. Handley 
Robert M. Matthews 



Moderator 

Moderator-in-Nomination 
Stated Clerk 
Recording Clerk 



PRESBYTERY'S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk John M. Handley 
Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer Willie D. Garvin 

Associate Presbyter for Congregational Life Hewon Han 
Associate Presbyter for Care and 

Development of Leadership A. Michael Warren 

Interim Hunger Action Enabler James H. Banbury 

Assocoate for Camp Ministries Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 

Associate for Camps and Conferences Paul Ransford 

Administrative Assistant Esther Preston 

Executive Secretary Phyllis Plyler 

Bookkeeper Sara Williams 

Receptionist/Secretary Judy Brock 

Secretary Brenda Nance 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 Lewisville-Clemmons Road 
Suite 308 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
Phone: (910) 766-3393 
FAX: (910) 766-7153 



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SUCCESSION OF MODERATORS 



Date 



Name 



Church 



Place of Meeting 



Stated Meeting 



1/7/89 
4/6/89 
6/23-24/89 

10/31/89 

2/3/90 
4/24/90 
7/14/90 
10/2/90 

2/2/91 

4/23/91 
7/13/91 
10/1/91 

2/1/92 
4/28/92 
7/18/92 



Ms. Dale Davidson 



First (Greensboro) 



1 



10/3/92 



2/6/93 

4/27/93 

7/23-24/93 

10/26/93 

2/5/94 
4/26/94 
7/16/94 
10/25/94 

2/4/95 
4/25/95 
7/28-29/95 
10/24/95 

1/3/96 

4/23/96 

7/20/96 

10/22/96 



Rev. S. Edwin Lewis 



Rev. Ivan W. Lowery 



First (Mooresville) 



Cameron/Second 
Mocksville/Mt. Vernon 



Mr. Rudolph V. Boone, Sr. Dellabrook 



Rev. Cynthia R. Higgins Starmount 



Mr. W. Erwin Fuller, Jr. First (Greensboro) 



Ms. Margaret Marks Calvary 



Mr. N. N. Fleming, III Hawfields 



First (Greensboro) 
First (Statesville) 
Lees-McRae College 

(Banner Elk) 
First (Burlington) 

First (Mooresville) 
Westminster (Greensboro) 
Forest Hills (High Point) 
First (High Point) 

First (Lexington) 

Starmount (Greensboro) 
First (Statesville) 
Trinity (Salisbury) 

Highland (Winston-Salem) 
Hawfields (Mebane) 
North Wilkesboro 

(North Wilkesboro) 
Glendale Springs 

(Glendale Springs) 

Buffalo (Greensboro) 
First (Burlington) 
Lees-McRae College 

(Banner Elk) 
Prospect (Mooresville) 

First (Asheboro) 
Guilford Park (Greensboro) 
Graham (Graham) 
First (Greensboro) 

First (High Point) 
Alamance (Greensboro) 
St. Paul (Greensboro) 
Glendale Springs 

(Glendale Springs) 
First (Salisbury) 
Sedgefield 

Fairmont/Second/Shady Side 

(Lexington) 
Elkin (Elkin) 



First 

Second 

Third 

Fourth 

Fifth 
Sixth 
Seventh 
Eighth 

Ninth 

Tenth 

Eleventh 

Twelfth 

Thirteenth 
Fourteenth 
Fifteenth 

Sixteenth 



Seventeenth 

Eighteenth 

Nineteenth 

Twentieth 

Twenty-First 
Twenty-Second 
Twenty-Third 
Twenty-Fourth 

Twenty-Fifth 
Twenty-Sixth 
Twenty-Seventh 
Twenty-Eighth 

Twenty-Ninth 

Thirtieth 

Thirty-First 

Thirty-Second 



THIRTIETH STATED MEETING 



MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 
SEDGEFIELD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
April 23, 1996 

The Thirtieth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery, held on Tuesday, April 23, 1996, at the Sedgefield 
Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, was called to order by Moderator N. N. Fleming, III at 
9:00 a.m. He led the opening prayer and the Presbytery joined in a service of Worship and Communion. The 
liturgists were The Reverend Jim Wilson and The Reverend Jae Heung Chung. The Reverend Maggi 
Henderson, Associate Pastor of Highland Presbyterian Church, preached the sermon entitled, "Would We 
Know Him When We See Him?" The organist was Mr. Andy Bucior. 



ENROLLMENT 

Commissioners Administrative 

Elders 147 Non-Commissioners 6 

Ministers 121 

Visitors 62 

Corresponding Members 

Ministers 1 

Total 345 

Church Educators 8 



The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-F 

Wyatt Aiken, Jr., J. Lawrence Ayers, James H Banbury, Jonathan C. Barker, Philip A. Beck, Jesse W. Bledsoe, 
Linda L. Blessing, Ronald L. Bowie, Malcolm M. Bullock, Robert E. Button, David M. Cameron, Kathryn J. 
Cameron, Charles R. Carter, Jae Heung Chung, M. Gray Clark, Robert E. Cleveland, Frederick A. H. Coates, 
O. Leighton Culler, Kermit W. Dancy, Dale W. Davidson, Frank M. Dew, James A. Dickens, Barbara E. Dua, 
Christopher F. East, Lou McAlister East, Stewart E. Ellis, Carlton A. G. Eversley, Jeffrey J. Falter, Robert 
A. Fiedler, Carol C. Fisher, Elijah B. Freeman, Robert O. Freeman. 

G-M 

Robert M. Gant, Jr., Murv L. Gardiner, Scott C. Girard, Robert J. Goforth, Lucius A. Gray, J. Randy Hall, 
John M. Handley, Holly D. Hayes, William C. Hayes, David C. Heil, James Henderson, Margret L. Henderson, 
Robert W. Henderson, David L. Henry, Robert W. Herron, Cynthia R Higgins, Z. N. Holler, Fredrick R 
Horner, Robert M. Howard, Joanne R Hull, George Hunter, Kurt W. Johnston, William Jones, J. David 
Kivett, William R. Knox, Phyllis M. Kort, Thomas K Lane, Donald E. Lannon, David T. Lee-Andrews, David 
E. Leininger, Ruth Ann B. Lenger, Joel M. Long, William J. MacDonald, Robert M. Matthews, Stephen P. 
McCutchan, Sam E. McGregor, Jr., Mary C. McNeal, Judson J. Milam, John L. Milholland, James F. Miller, 
James A. Mitcham, Jr., H Reid Montgomery, Molly Dotson Morgan, Allen E. Morrison, Stephen A. Moss, 
Lisa M Mullen, George H Murray, IV. 



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N-Z 



Gail Porter Nelson, Lisa T. Nelson, S. Curtis Patterson, A. B. Plexico, Phillip J. Pogue, Michael J. Poulos, 
Catherine J. Reed, Marie P. Reed, Leland A. Richardson, James M Rissmiller, Russell H. Ritchel, Jr., 
Jeannette G. Rodenbough, Victor C. Scott, Dennis J. Sebesan, Jerold D. Shetler, Jeffrey D. Smith, Billy F. 
Sosebee, Laura M. Spangler, Joe L. Spears, William F. Stephens, III, Samuel Stevenson, Mark T. Stewart, 
Patricia F. Stewart, Jamie D. Stimson, Larry E. Summey, David R Sutton, Erich W. Thompson, Dan M 
Thornton, Rockwell P. Ward, A. Michael Warren, William C. Weckerly, Kellie E. Weekley-Mills, Norman 
M. Whitney, Sr., John A. Wilkerson, Jr., Daniel C. Wilkers, Stephen H. Wilkins, James K. Wilson, Jr., 
William T. Wing, III, R. Scott Woodmansee, William J. Wrenn, Jr., Richard S. Wurst, Jr., Christopher E. 
Zorn. 



The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

James H. Allen, L Adlai Boyd, John C. Brearley, Carole F. Chase, Virginia Ann Cowfer, William J. Cowfer, 
M. Susan Dobyns, Robert C. Evans, III, Dusty K. Fiedler, Hewon Han, Guy W. Hunt, Jr., Walter W. King, 
William F. Lawrence, Jr., James E. Layman, Robert E. Lee, S. Edwin Lewis, B. Paul Lindsey, Steve A. Martin, 
James M. Mauldin, E. Thomas Miller, David C. Partington, Jamie Bibee Pharr, Steve M. Pharr, Joseph L. 
Pickard, Raymond W. Riddleberger, Paul N. Ridolfi, Al F. Thomas, Jr., W. Russell Ward, Jr., J. Gordon 
Williams. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Alonza M. Alexander, Lawrence W. Avent, Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr., Dwight Lee Barker, Ernest M. Bradford, 
Edwin C. Brammer, Jr., Warren C. Brannon, William Brown, David H. Burr, George S. Calhoun, Cecil C. 
Callis, George C. Carpenter, William H Chappell, L. B. Colquitt, Jr., Frank C. Collier, Herbert H. Culler, 
Area Davidian, Frank A. Davison, F. Marion Dick, C. Wayne Dixon, Norris L. Fellows, Charles G. Fitzpatrick, 
Joseph W. Flora, Robert L. Forbis, Jr., William H Foster, Jr., Milton M. Foust, Samuel R. Fudge, Harold E. 
Fuller, Jr., Joseph M. Garrison, J. Stimson Hawkins, Dewitt F. Helm, Everett A. Hewlett, John S. Johnson, 
Henry J. Keating, Morton Kurtz, Julian Lake, William F. Long Wilkes D. Macaulay, James M McDaniel, 
Charles T. McKee, Lacy V. McPherson, Allen C. McSween, Donald Mimbs, K. Moser Misenheimer, William 
H Morrison, Joseph B. Mullin, Robert E. Osman, Darrell A. Parker, Joseph K. Parker, Jr., O. W. Perrell, 
George A. Ploger, W. Clark Poner, III, Donald G. Price, John A. Redhead, Jr., Catherine J. Reed, Gerald N. 
Reiff, William C. Rhodes, Jr. Paul S. Ryoo, Lester E. Sheppard, William R. Smith, III, Ernest L Stoffel, Harry 
S. Thomas, John G. Truitt, Jr., Robert L. Turner, William D. Varker, Stanley M. Voth, Harold F. Waldruff, 
Roy E. Watts, Worth N. Watts, Robert S. Wells, John C. Whitley, Frank C. Wilkinson, John A. Womeldorf. 



The following Ministers were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Janet B. Briscoe, Robert A. Bryant, Max E. Deal, William Riche DeLong, James T. Frazier, Larry W. 
Freeman, Philip H. Gehman, Sherron K. George, Carter B. Gillespie, Ann B. Jahnes, Robert S. Jeffords, Alyce 
M. Kelly, Robert M. Lewis, Z. Bradford Long, J. Roger Marrow, J. Herbert Nelson, Richard R. Osmer, 
Fra nklin L. Partridge, III, Grant M. Sharp, A. Carter Shelley, R. Page Shelton, Ethel C. Simonetti, Jerry M 
Smith, Paul R. Snell, Stevan A. Snipes, John B. Talmage, Glenn C. Thomason, Benjamin F. Williams, Charles 
Williams, Paul D. Woodall, Jr. 



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The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their representatives: 
A-F 

Alamance Boyd Clapp, W. G. Wyrick, Allen Temple Margaret L. Cowan, Virginia Mott, Asburv Walter L. 
Rogers, Tom Sheppard, Asheboro First Ruth Allen, Bill Batten, Baird's Creek Gerald Staninger, Bethany 
(Statesville) Edgar Ingram, Bethel Jackie Gerringer, Bethesda (Ruffin) Edna Hudson, Mary Watlington, 
Bethesda (Statesville) Reid Cooke, Beulah Elizabeth R. Scott, Bixby Lib Cornatzer, Boone First Mary Ruth 
McRae, Buffalo Rachel Hartsell, Calvary Margaret S. Marks, Fred Tatum, Cameron Thelma G. Mills, Opal 
M Stockton, Centre Jesse Cowan, Jr., Doug Dalton, (Presbyterian) Church of the Covenant John E. Barney, 
(Presbyterian') Church of the Cross Don Moore, Clemmons Gayle Priester, Community in Christ Marsha 
Hooks, Concord Joe Raymer, Cooleemee Grier C. Waller, Crestwood Luana Brock, Cross Roads J. C. Nicks, 
Dellabrook Annie M. Campbell, Emery L. Rann, Eden First Lyman Collins Elkin Gill Ripley, Faith L E. 
Martin, Fellowship Cindy Core, Fieldstone Celeste Wilkinson, Fifth Creek John Brenner, Rat Rock Burton 
Dinkins, Forest Hills Helen Anderson, Forest Park Steve Wilson, Francisco Octavia Edwards, Franklin Cecil 
Coe. 

G-M 

Glendale Springs Juanita Dancy, Glenwood Edgar A Mack, Grace Lois S. Brake, Treva Cundiff, Graham Bill 
Cooke, Greensboro First Vance Barron, Jr., Gloria Cowan, Betsy Harrington, Shirley Spears, Greenwood 
Harvey Carroll, Griers Minnie Margaret Butler, Guilford Park Abe D. Jones, Woody Reese, Hawfields Tim 
Covington, Meg Phipps, High Point First Sanders Dallas, Bo Morgan, Murray M. White, Jr., Highland Whaley 
Batson, Mike Culler, Hills Don Martinat, Jamestown Joanne Graham, Ken Lesley, John Calvin Ruth Jenkins, 
Kernersville First Marc Crouse, Korean First Moon Sik Hwang, Jung Kim, Lansing Lorene Powers, Laurel 
Fork Don Tucker, Lexington First Phyllis McGee, Bill McMurray, Lexington Second Curtis Morrow, Llovd 
Elizabeth M. West, Vera Williams, Logan Irene Dye, Daisy M. Keaton, Madison George Penn, Mebane Ted 
Jones, Memorial Becky Atwell, Mocksville First Bob Wallace, Mooresville First Mark E. Auten, Paul W. 
Beaver, Craig A Culberson, Mount Tabor Thelma Rankin Smith, Howard C. Taggen. 

N-Z 

New Creation Community Francis Young, New Salem Jeanne Cockrell, North Wilkesboro Ellen Lipscomb, 
Alisa G. Shomaker, Oak Ridge Jack Wagstaff, Old Town Katherine Kellogg, Parkway Dick Clausen, Marti 
Lohmeyer, Pilot Mountain First Jim Blackwelder, Jack Palmer, Pittsboro Mary Jane Cleveland, Bill Browder, 
Pleasant Grove Madalu Wright, Presbytery Moderator N. N. Fleming, HJ, Prospect Ralph H. Cloaninger, 
Helen C. Lyerly, Reid Memorial Edward Graham, Aurelia Young, Reidsville First Anne Scott, Saint Andrews 
Martha Jenkins, Saint James Louise f. Cummings, Lucy W. McLean, Catherine Rankin, Saint Paul 
(Greensboro) Howard L. Williams, Saint Paul (High Point) Sandra P. Tillman, Salisbury First Ann 
Blankenship, Linda Thurston, Salisbury Second Mary Coble, Sandy Ridge Cleo W. Ferguson, Sedgefield Van 
Cochran, Shadv Side Charles England, Robert Gilchrist, Shiloh (Burlington) Pete Mattos, Siler City Edna 
Becker, Speedwell Ralph Alexander, Nori Torbert, Spencer Elinor Wilburn, Springwood Gwyn Ingle, 
Starmount Martha Farthing, Mitch Fore, Stonv Creek Anne Hall, Tavlorsville Alvin Woods, Third Creek Amy 
Padgett, Thomas ville First Marian Greeson, Thvatira at Mill Bridge Bennett Silliman, Trinity (Salisbury) David 
Boger, Trinity (Winston-Salem) Thomas Hudspeth, Unity Roger Wilson, Vandalia Shelah Dianne Hines, 
Wentworth Doc Sherron, Westminster (Burlington) Bill Draver, Westminster (Greensboro) Bill Shular, 
Whispering Pines James G. Taylor, Winston-Salem First Mack Dagenhart, Dick Orr, James S. Price, Yadkin 
United Thomas O. Vinson, Yancewille Laura Pearson. 



The following Churches were excused from having representatives at this meeting of Presbytery: 

Danbury Community, Gulf, Mount Airy First, Mount Vernon Springs, Shallowford, Shiloh (Statesville), Tabor. 



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The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Bethany (Graham), Boonville First, Burlington First, Cleveland, Clio, Collinstown, Covenant, Dogwood Acres, 
Ebenezer, Edward Webb Memorial, El Bethel, Elmwood, Fairmont, Freedom, Hope View, Immanuel, Joyce, 
Little Joe's, Love Valley, Milton, Mocksville Second, Mount Jefferson, Mount Vernon, Oakland, Oakview, Old 
Providence, Peak Creek, Piedmont, Pine Hall, Pine Ridge, Randolph, Red House, Riverview, Rumple 
Memorial, Smyrna, Southminster, Sparta, Statesville First, Stoneville, Trinity (Elon College), Yadkinville. 



The following Church Educators were enrolled: 

Sammie Braxton, Sylvia Collier, Carol Edwards, Evelyn Edwards, Rebekah Lee-Andrews, Gin Reid Mitchem, 
Pat Smith, Edye Williamson. 



The following Corresponding Members were present: 
Lee Adkins, New Hope Presbytery. 



The following Administrative Staff were present: 

Judy Brock, Willie D. Garvin, Brenda Nance, Phyllis L. Plyler, Esther Preston, Sara Williams. 



The following Visitors were registered: 

G. Douglas Aitken, Jr., Juanita J. Allen, Gladys W. Bailey, Larry Barlow, Annie M. Bates, Margaret C. Carr, 
Roy P. Carr, Bobbie Carter, Fred Carter, John H. Coble, Yvonne Cockerham, Colleen Collins, Frances 
Dinkins, Julia C. England, Bethan Faust, Mary Sue Ferguson, Neel Fleming, Margaret Freeman, John Hamil, 
Larry Harper, Leona Harper, Euvatee Henderson, Martha L. Higgins, Thomas Allen Huff, Helen Hunter, Jabe 
Hunter, Cynthia Kirkman, Ralph Lanier, Neal Lannon, Jean Linney, Christie Leininger, Marty McClain, Angus 
McGregor, Hazel McNeely, James Miles, Jane Miller, Mary N. Mitcham, Patsy Morrison, Martha Overman, 
Horace Perm, Ed Powers, Rainey M Ratchford, Gertrude M. Reid, Julia Richmond, Mary Rickert, Fiammetta 
Rivers, Francis Rivers, Carter Robertson, Charles Rodenbough, Marvetta Rogers, Otis B. Scott, James 
Sechrest, Bob Snyder, Skip Stansell, Annie Taggert, Vada C. Tatum, Peggy Trimble, Lynn Turnage, Harvey 
Walker, Muriel Ward, Tom Wrenn, Rosa Yourse. 



QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum was present for conducting the business of the Presbytery. 



DOCKET 

The Docket was presented by Murray White, Moderator of Council. 



ACTION: 

1. The Docket for the Thirtieth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was adopted. (Appendix A, 
pp. 81-83.) 



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OMNIBUS MOTION 



Murray White, Council Moderator, presented the Omnibus Motion. Following the removal of items #5 from 
the Committee on Minis try report, the Omnibus Motion was approved in a single vote. The recommendations 
so approved appear in the reports of the persons or committees making them and are identified by OM 
designation in the left margin. 

WELCOME 

The Governing Body was welcomed by the host pastor, The Rev. James K. Wilson. Information regarding the 
facilities and arrangements for the meeting were presented. The Moderator welcomed Elders attending 
Presbytery for the first time. The following ministers from other presbyteries or denominations were 
introduced and welcomed and seated as Corresponding Members: Lee Atkins, New Hope Presbytery. 

ECUMENICAL VISITORS 

Jim Wilson introduced The Reverend Warren Pittman, Rector, All Saints Episcopal Church, and The 
Reverend Bernie Hess, Pastor, Our Father Lutheran Church. Each spoke briefly to the Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the Presbytery and recommended 
referrals as appropriate. (Summary of Communications, Appendix B, p. 84.) 

MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The Minutes of Commissions to Ordain and/or Install Pastors were admitted to record. (Appendix C, pp. 85- 
86.) 

THEME PRESENTATION: CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 



Marsha Hooks introduced the Theme Presentation. With the use of a computer enhancement, Ron Bowie 
(Evangelism Committee Moderator), Bill Hayes (Small Church Support Committee Moderator), and Bill 
Cleveland (Church Development Committee Moderator) presented a lively panorama of the Division's work. 

Ron Bowie presented a certificate recognizing Asheboro First's adoption of "A Commitment to Evangelism". 

PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 
Murray White, Jr., Moderator 

Your Council has met twice since the last Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery. 

ACTIONS REPORTED BY COUNCIL; 

1. At the request of the Worldwide Ministries Committee, Council endorsed the " One Million Women 
Building Their Dream" project at a Latin- American Biblical Seminary in San Jose, Costa Rica. 



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Council approved the concept of a Restoring Creation Enabler and will refer this to the Staffing Pattern 
Task Force for a recommendation. 



3. Council voted to hold four Town Meetings in four scattered locations during the months of April and 
May. Council asked the Evangelism Committee to provide training and discussion of ways to carry out 
Presbytery's evangelism priority during these Town Meetings. Council approved the format the 
Evangelism Committee plans to use for these meetings. 

4. Council voted to request the Committee on Ministry to include in each of their stated meeting reports 
a list of which churches have received triennial visits since the last Presbytery Meeting. 

5. In honoring the life and service of the now dissolved Harmony Presbyterian Church, the Administrative 
Commission charged to oversee that process and to appropriately care for or disburse any remaining 
assets reported to Council that funds from the sale of the manse of the Harmony Church (552,269.57) 
have been designated for New Church Development in Iredell County. 

6. Acting as Trustees, Council approved a request from High Point First to spend 575,000 on a parking lot 
The 575,000 is being paid to the church by the city for 5,400 square feet of property which the city is 
taking. 

7. Council approved the request of Hunger Committee to use 57,500 from Hunger Funds to send Charles 
and Marion Cameron and George Carpenter to a Board Meeting in Ghana in April. 

8. Council voted to recommend to the Goals and Evaluation Committee that the time of the present 
committee members be extended to December 31, 1996. The time between now and then will be used 
to form the new cluster structure, if approved by Presbytery, elect new personnel for the clusters; and 
have time for orientation before beginning 1997 with a new plan and personnel in place. 

9. Council voted to adopt a few minor changes in the Presbytery Staff Personnel Policy to clarify the section 
concerning Employee Benefits. 

10. Council appointed a Task Force to deal with covenants and requests, with Revenue Neutral Transfer of 
Synod Funds, and with policies concerning docket time for institutions and agencies. 

11. Council elected Alyce Kelly Vice-Moderator of Council. 

12. Council voted to participate with other presbyteries in contributing 525.00 to the "James Andrews Portrait 
Fund." Dr. Andrews is the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly and will retire after this summer's 
meeting. 

13. Council approved the following dates: 



Town Meeting at Cameron April 21, 1996 

Town Meeting at Vandalia April 28, 1996 

Town Meeting at Beulah May 15, 1996 

Town Meeting at Shallowford May 23, 1996 

Stewardship Workshop May 11, 1996 

Pathways at Parkway October 12, 1996 

Worldwide Ministries Mission Conference January 18, 1997 

1997 Salem Presbytery Meeting Dates and Places: 

February 1 Burlington First 

(February 8 - Inclement weather date) 

April 22 Highland 



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July 18-19 
October 21 



INFORMATION FROM COUNCIL: 

1. Five representatives from Salem Presbytery will attend a Consultation on Finances sponsored by the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic March 28-29 in Richmond:Mack Dagenhart, Neel Fleming, Willie Garvin, 
John Handley, and Jud Milam. 

2. As a result of a suggestion made following the February Presbytery Meeting, a box will be provided at 
each Presbytery Meeting for the recycling of unwanted paper. 

3. Representatives from Salem Presbytery have met with representatives from New Hope Presbytery and 
Springwood Church concerning the Foust Trust Fund. 

COUNCIL CONCURS WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES ; 

1. Council concurs with the recommendations of the Budget and Finance Committee. 

2. Council concurs with the recommendations of the Evangelism Committee concerning the Town Meetings. 

In its earliest years Salem Presbytery approved a temporary policy (to be reviewed at an undesignated time) 
prohibiting the payment of honoraria to ministers, educators, musicians, as well as members of our local 
congregations for leadership in Presbytery sponsored events (example: Pathways, Worldwide Ministries 
Conference, etc.). The Council is most appreciative of the ways in which "our own" have shared their skill, 
wisdom, and commitment. Their gifts have contributed to enhancing and enriching the abilities and 
effectiveness of hundreds of the leaders of our congregations. The Council believes that asking our own to 
share their strengths as a gift to the work and worship of Salem's 156 churches has worked welL Their 
generosity deserves our warmest Thank You". The Council makes: 



ACTION: 

2. The following policy was adopted as a permanent policy of Salem Presbytery: 

No honoraria will be given to the members of Salem Presbytery or of the constituent churches 
of Salem Presbytery for leadership of workshops or other Presbytery events. However, travel 
and expenses for workshops should be vouchered expenses of Presbytery. 



The Council believes that Overtures to Synod or General Assembly should be carefully thought through and 
recommendations of a representative committee in response should be circulated in the pre-presbytery packet 
for better preparation of minister members and elder commissioners for the vote at a Presbytery Meeting. 
Recommendations 3 and 4 follow that concern for providing opportunity for both the Overture Committee 
and the Presbytery to make a more informed and considered judgement in response to whatever concern is 
being raised. 



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ACTION: 

3. A policy was adopted that any Overture proposed to be sent to the General Assembly 
submitted by a session should arrive at Presbytery's Office six weeks prior to the Presbytery 
Meeting at which it is to be considered. 



ACTION: 

4. Presbytery approved a policy whereby the principal commissioners at a General Assembly which 
proposes changes in the Constitution to the presbyteries will sit as the Amendments Study and 
' Recommendation Committee to be presented at the following February Presbytery Meeting. 
Further, the principal commissioners for the next meeting of the General Assembly will sit as 
an Overtures Committee to recommend to the Presbytery actions on proposed overtures 
submitted. 



BARIUM SPRINGS HOME FOR CHILDREN PRESENTATION 

Robert W. (Skip) Stansell, Jr., Director of Barium Springs Home for Children, spoke briefly on behalf of the 
Home. 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Rainey Ratchford of Grandfather Home for Children made an announcement regarding the Father's Day 
Offering. 

Nori Torbert of the Women's Ministry Committee promoted a workshop at St James Church, Greensboro, 
on May 4 featuring Dr. Isabel Rogers. 

UNDERSTANDING/OVERCOMING RACISM FOLLOW-UP 

David Kivett and Sam Stevenson discussed follow-up suggestions and proposals on racial justice issues. 

How to Overcome Racism: Suggestions from the Small Group Discussions 
During the February 10, 1996, Meeting of Salem Presbytery 

Relating to education: 

1. Help develop race relation classes for 5th & 6th grade church school 

2. Provide other experiences for our children in race relations 

3. Require all officer training include training in race relations 

4. Develop a history of Black Presbyterians from both White & Black perspective 

5. Challenge inaccurate stereotypes such as "welfare mothers 1 ' 

6. Provide a list of organizations pursuing racial justice 

7. Insist on diversity in offerings in presbytery seminars 



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8. Insist on diverse leadership in Presbytery events 

9. Develop map identifying location of minority churches and information about these churches 

10. Develop ways to affirm racial diversity and cultural gifts 

11. Pay attention to where the hurt is 

12. Provide scholarships for Black pastor and lay to attend educational events 

13. Take active role in combating racial injustice in the communities that are included in our Presbytery 

™.°* sm P : . . . . . . . - . ' - ., . 

1. Offer race relations Sundays 

2. Exchange preachers 

3. Exchange choirs 

4. Encourage members to attend a church of a different ethnic makeup 

5. Presbytery Worship should reflect our diversity 

6. Especially with elements of Black worship including music 

7. Include prayer as an important part of our work on race relations 

8. Explore how worship might help combat racism 

Structure: 

1. Examine the nomination procedure ~ especially GA nominations 

2. Develop better lines of communication and structural integrity 

3. Examine bias of new church development and redevelopment strategies 

4. Investigate institutional racism in all parts of Presbytery 

5. Does Committee on Ministry respond promptly to inquiries of minority churches 

6. Reduce number of committees so as not to dilute or overwork minorities 

7 Encourage ethnic churches to submit more names to Nominating Committee 

8. Have more frequent meetings of Presbytery, perhaps half day meetings and have at least two focus on 
issues and fellowship 

9. Create a racial justice committee 

10. Encourage Sessions to come up with their own goals in response to the covenant for racial justice 
dialogue suggestions: 

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1. Repeat the small group experiences frequently - maybe once a year 

2. Emphasize the Christ in me and the Christ in you pan of dialogue 

3. Provide a "How to get started" model for churches to start their own dialogue 

4. Perhaps start dialogues in the different districts of Presbytery 

5. Have a Presbytery retreat on race relations 

6. Have town meetings on race relations 

7. Encourage exchanges in areas other than worship such as women of the church events, men's groups, pot 
luck suppers, etc. 

8. Make sure youth events have inter-racial leadership 

9. Encourage minority youth to participate 

10. Develop a camping program that would have inter-racial appeal 

Laura Spangler presented the recommendations of the Inter-racial Dialogue Group. 



ACTIONS: 

5. Salem Presbytery adopted the following Covenant for Racial Justice as amended: 



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A Presbyterian Covenant for Racial Justice 

Salem Presbytery commits itself to the work of racial justice. To this end, Salem Presbytery 
pledges: 

• To pray regularly for the healing of racism within ourselves, our families, our churches, 
our communities, our country, and around the world. 

• To recognize the presence of racism in our church and our society and have courage to 
confront racism. 

• To study and meditate upon the way of justice according to Jesus' teachings and apply this 
learning in our living. 

• To remain involved in the struggle against institutional racism by: (a) joining with at least 
one organization that is also dedicated to racial justice; (b) participating in an interracial 
group and seeking to understand the perspective of those who are different from us; and 
(c) facilitating inter-racial dialogue and inter-racial activities between the churches of 
Salem Presbytery. 

6. The Committee on Social Justice was asked to evaluate our progress with respect to the 
covenant and report to us on their recommendations. 



WORSHIP & MUSIC COMMITTEE 
Julia Richmond, Moderator 

Julia Richmond promoted the "Spring Worship Festival" being held at Mount Tabor Presbyterian Church in 
Cleveland on April 27 and the Montreat Summer Workshop/Conference. Scholarships are available for the 
summer workshop. 

GOALS & EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
Norman Whitney, Moderator 

As reported to the Twenty-Ninth Stated Meeting of the Presbytery, the critical point in adopting the proposed 
structure centers on the Presbytery's commitment to the cluster concept for pla nnin g and carrying out its work. 

Within the new structure, a cluster will be assigned specific areas of concern for which it has the responsibility 
to plan and implement the Presbytery's work. Compared to our current organizational pattern, the clusters 
will appear smaller. It is not envisioned that each cluster will have an array of standing committees; rather, 
the leadership team of each cluster will assign the work to be done to a fairly small task group which will 
identify ways to effectively organize and carry out its assigned task 

Once the planning on an assigned task has been done, the cluster leadership team will present its proposal 
to the Council of Salem for review and subsequently to the Presbytery for approval. The cluster will follow 
through on the implementation of any approved plans. It is envisioned that some approved plans will be 
presented and managed by two or more clusters working together. 

Cluster activities will be managed by a three-member Leadership Team composed of a moderator (who is 
appointed by the Presbytery), a staff advisor (who is designated by the Presbytery Executive), and a liaison 
person (who is appointed by the Council). Each member of the team will have his/her specific administrative 
purpose. 

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The Moderator provides team and cluster leadership and reports to the Presbytery and/or the Council as 
designated for that specific cluster. 

The Council Liaison becomes the connective link between the cluster and the Council by informing the 
Council concerning the work of the cluster and by infor min g the cluster concerning the plans of the Council. 

The Staff Advisor provides for a continuity of cluster function by putting his/her expertise at the disposal of 
the cluster and by reporting to the Presbytery Executive concerning the work of the cluster. 

At any point the Council may name consultants to the clusters to help in accomplishing a particular task 
Consultants serve on the leadership team as resource persons, but have no vote in the cluster. Clusters may 
recommend the appointment of consultants by the Council as the need may arise. 

The success of the cluster concept depends on careful planning, communications, and follow-through . 



ACTION: 

7. The new Organizational Plan was approved for immediate implementation so that the new 
structure can be operational by January 1, 1997. (Appendix D, pp. 87-98.) 



ACTION: 

8. The present Class of 1995 which is still in place through June, 1996, through previous action 
of Salem Presbytery, is requested to continue their work through December 31, 1996, while the 
new structure is being put together. 



Presbytery expressed appreciation to Moderator Norman Whitney and the Goals and Evaluation Committee 
for their diligence in preparing the new Organizational Plan. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Sam McGregor, Moderator 



ACTION: 

9. The following persons were elected as 1996 General Assembly Minister Commissioner 
Alternates: 

Rev. E. B. Freeman (St. Paul, High Point) 
Rev. J. David Kivett (Reidsville First) 
Rev. Phyllis M. Kort (Burlington First) 
Rev. John A. Wilkerson, Jr. (Alamance) 



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ACTIONS: 



10. 



The following persons were elected as 1996 Minister Commissioners to the Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic: 



Rev. Robert C. Evans 
Rev. David C. Heil 
Rev. Alyce M Kelly 
Rev. Ruth Ann B. Lenger 



(Oak Ridge) 
(North Wilkesboro) 
(Allen Temple) 
(Spencer) 



11. 



The following persons were elected as 1996 Elder Commissioners to the Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic: 



Ms. Elenor Durham 
Ms. Joanne Graham 
Mr. Fred Ward 
Ms. Ruth Taylor 



(Westminster, Burlington) 
(Jamestown) 
(Parkway) 
(Ml Vernon) 



12. The following person was elected as the 1996 Youth Advisory Delegate (YAD) to the Synod 
of the Mid- Atlantic: 



13. The Council was given the authority to approve any Alternate Commissioners as recommended 
by the Nominating Committee. 



1995 Financial Update: Some good news— Income Exceeds Expectations! Salem Presbytery's benevolence 
budget anticipated receipts of S 1,750,000 in 1995; actual receipts totaled 51,763,474. The Presbytery received 
$1,139,776 from benevolences and program receipts (general operating and mission) and expended $1,022,510. 
Excess receipts over expenditures totaled $117,266. Commitments to higher governing bodies were made in 
a timely manner. The continuing bad news is that income in 1995 was still less than in 1994 ($1,774,778). 

In other actions of the Finance Committee, Loan and Grant Funds guidelines have been brought in line with 
audit recommendations and are recommended for approval. 



ACTION: 

14. The $109,500 of year-end unspent funds were allocated as follows: 
A $10,000 to cover 1995 deficit expense at Camp New Hope; 

B. $40,000 for Freedom Flagship Ministries; 

C. $50,000 to Church Development Fund; 



Mr. Charlie Lee 



(Asheboro First) 



BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Judson Milam, Moderator 



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D. $4,500 for Lay Preacher Training; 

E. $5,000 for Campus Ministry. 



ACTION: 

15. The following changes were made in the Loan and Grant Guidelines: 

A. That the Church Development Fund be combined with the Grant Fund and made 
available for use as Church Development and Church Redevelopment Grants and property 
purchase for New Church Development This fund to be known as Church 
Development/Redevelopment Fund. 

B. That Interest from the Church Development/Redevelopment Fund be retained by the 
Fund. 

C. That Interest from the General Loan Fund be used to restore the General Loan Fund to 
a designated Fund Balance of $150,000; additional Interest may be transferred to the 
Church Development/Redevelopment Fund. 



MEMORIAL FOR JOHN E. ELIASON 

Early on Monday morning, November 6, 1995, death came as a friend to one of God's unique creatures and 
servants, John Eliason. Its arrival was no surprise; John had known for 18 months that he had "Lou Gehrig's 
Disease". He maintained his composure and his unique sense of humor even as he struggled with the 
increasing restrictions on his variety of activities. 

John Eliason began life as a northerner. He was born in Ballston Spa, N.Y., on June 23, 1930, and was reared 
there. John was graduated from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa., with a degree in History. After working 
a couple of years, he received a divine call to the Christian ministry and fatefully headed south to Richmond 
to enroll in Union Seminary for his theological education and his profound conversion to the mindset and 
lifestyle of the South. At that institution John earned both Master and Doctor of Ministry degrees. 

Through his 37 years of ministry in the Presbyterian Church, John fulfilled with unusual excellence the role 
of pastor in only three churches, all of which were in the same Presbytery, even though the names of the 
Presbytery and the Denomination changed. His first pastorate was Hope View Church in Greensboro. After 
five years he was called to Siler City Church, where he lived and ministered for another five years before 
moving to Piedmont Church in Burlington where he was pastor for an exceptional 26 years until his retirement 
due to disability in June of 1995. Members of each of those parishes attribute to the nature of John Eliason's 
life and ministry much of their solid growth in the Christian Faith. 

While serving in Siler City, John met and married the former Peggy Dowd, who was ever the apple of his eye. 
John and Peggy have two sons and a daughter and four grandchildren. 

In Orange and Salem Presbyteries, John Eliason played important roles in numbers of our major committees. 
Often the pensive one, colleagues listened when he spoke, in the knowledge that what he had to say was well 
thought through and governed by compassion. 



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John was ever deeply involved in the communities where he lived. He served as president of the Burlington 
Area Ministerial Association, the PTSA of both elementary and high school, the Senior Citizens Advisory 
Board, the Broad Street Senior Citizens Center, and of the Burlington Civitan Club. He served as Chaplain 
of United Way and was active on the Board of Directors of the YMCA He was a member of the Auxiliary 
of Alamance Regional Hospital and was an active Shriner. 

Besides his deep commitment to Christ, John will long be remembered as a humorist of professional caliber. 
When called upon by a church or civic club for a fellowship occasion, he repeatedly delivered side-splitting 
monologues that were superb in both timing and content. Even in his casual contacts with neighbors and 
friends about town, John customarily bestowed upon them something to make their days more pleasant. 

We salute and celebrate the life and labors of Dr. John Eliason. We mourn his death even as we recall with 
much gratitude the zest for life and the devotion to Christ he so generously displayed in the course of his 
ministerial lifetime. 

Written by Warren C. Brannon 



ACTION: 

16. Presbytery directed that this memorial be entered into the Minutes of Salem Presbytery and 
that a copy be sent to Mrs. Peggy Eliason. 



CELEBRATION OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT 

Presbytery joined in a service of Honorable Retirement for The Reverend Donald E. Lannon led by Mike 
Warren. Joanne Hull spoke of his contributions to the Church during his ministry. John Handley presented 
to Mr. Lannon a framed Certificate of Retirement on behalf of Salem Presbytery. 



LUNCH 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer at 12t30 p.m. for lunch. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

SERMONS BY CANDIDATES FOR ORDINATION 

The Presbytery divided into two groups to hear sermons by two Candidates for Ordination. Francis James 
Rivers preached a sermon entitled, The Redeeming Power of Those Outside", from Mark 4:1-12; and Thomas 
Allen Huff, Jr. preached a sermon entitled, "Good News or Old Hat", from Isaiah 55:6-13 and John 14. 

The Moderator then reconvened the Presbytery at 1:50 p.m., and Harvey Walker led the Prayers of 
Thanksgiving and Intercession and the dedication of the 2e-A-Meal/Pennies Offering. 

STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION COMMITTEE 
Cynthia Kirkman, Moderator 

Cynthia Kirkman promoted a Stewardship Education Workshop to be held at Shallowford Presbyterian Church 
on May 11. 



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EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
J. David Kivett, Moderator 

Presbytery proceeded with the examination of candidates Francis James Rivers and Thomas Allen Huff, Jr. 
They have passed the General Assembly Standard Exams, received diplomas from an accredited theological 
school, and have been examined by the Examinations Committee of Presbytery. 

RECEPTION OF 
FRANCIS JAMES RIVERS 



ACTION: 

17. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination and sermon of James Francis James 
Rivers. 

a. Francis James Rivers was received and will be ordained by Salem Presbytery as a Chaplain 
and Supervisor-in-Training at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, North 
Carolina. (See also Action 20, p. 74.) 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

I believe in God, the creator of all things, whom we experience as incandescent mystery 
(Exod. 3:14) but whom Jesus Christ taught us to call "Abba." I believe that human beings 
were fashioned to exist not only in relationship to this God, but in community with, and 
for, one another (Gen. 2:18). I believe that God raised up a people, Israel, to serve as 
witness to the faithfulness and liberating power of YHWH (DeuL 26:5-9) and to be the 
conduit of a blessing for all peoples of the earth (Gen. 12:3). I believe that God 
established a covenant with Israel and inspired prophets whose task it was consistently to 
remind the Israelites of the claim that God had upon their lives, both individually and 
collectively (Isaiah 1:15-17). 

I believe in Jesus Christ, the only son of God, and believe that He was both fully divine 
and fully human. Through His life and ministry, Jesus taught us that the touchstone of 
humanity lies in trustful obedience to, and reliance upon, God. Through His death and 
resurrection, Jesus taught us that, although we are sinners living in a world marred by sin 
(I John 1:8), we are not without hope. By pitching His tent among us for awhile (John 
1:14), Jesus did (and continues to do) what we could not (and cannot) do for ourselves: He 
heals us and sets us free to be of service to God and to one another. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, which is the Advocate whom Jesus promised to His 
disciples (John 14:16-17, 26), and which makes faith possible (Acts 2:38). I believe that the 
Spirit blows where it chooses (John 3:8), and that we constantly are surprised by the way 
in which the presence of the Spirit can render meaningful the reading and preaching of 
Scripture and make possible the call of women and men into lives of discipleship, service 
and Christian witness. 

I believe in the holy, catholic Church, which is the body of Christ on earth. I believe 
that the hallmarks of this Church are the public proclamation of the Word of God and the 
administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper in a manner which 
fosters acknowledgment of God's unmerited grace and persistent faithfulness. I believe that 
discipline in the life of the Church reflects the creative tension between grace and order, 
between the freedom to which we are born in Christ (Gal 5:1) and the injunction of Christ 
to follow Him in the way of the cross (Mark 8:34). I also believe that the 



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Church, as symbol and portent of the kingdom, is called to do justice and to love kindness 
(Micah 6:8), called not only to provide bread for those who are hungry, but to foster a 
hunger for justice in those who have bread. Finally, I believe that the Church is not an end 
in itself, but derives its purpose from the Word of God (Isaiah 55:10-11). I believe that 
Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, having called it into being, and that the Holy Spirit 
is the means by which the Church experiences renewal and is enabled to speak the language 
of the human heart to all people in all times and places. 

c. The following Administrative Commission was approved to ordain Francis James Rivers 
at Highland Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on August 18, 1996, at 
4:00 p.m. 

NAME RESPONSIBILITY MINISTER/ELDER 



John Handley 


Preside & Propound the 
Constitutional Questions 


Minister 


Mark McDonough 


Preach the Sermon 


Minister 


(Guest) 






R. Michael Stewart 


Charge the Minister 


Minister 


(Guest) 






Ruth Ann B. Lenger 


Charge the Congregation 


Minister 


Willie Garvin 


Lead in Worship 


Elder 


Fred Tatum 


Lead in Worship 


Elder 


Esther Preston 


Prayer of Ordination 


Elder 



d. Mr. Rivers was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF 
THOMAS ALLEN HUFF, JR 



ACTION: 

18. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination and sermon of Thomas Allen Huff, 
Jr. 

a. Thomas Allen Huff, Jr. was received and will be ordained by Salem Presbytery and 
installed as Pastor of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Mebane, North Carolina. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

The Reformed Christian faith which I profess and which joins us together begins with 
and is sustained by the Triune God, whose self-revelation we encounter to a significant 
extent in God's creation, but to a much greater, much more definitive and personal extent 
in the biblical story of God's chosen people of Israel; in the life, death and resurrection of 
Jesus Christ as attested to in Scripture; and in the story - and the very existence - of the 
Church whose beginnings are described in the book of Acts. 

Through the history of the people of Israel we meet the sovereign God who creates us 
in God's own image, then loves, covenants, protects, judges, forgives and renews us. In this 
story it is clearly God, who, like a loving Parent (Father or Mother), takes the 



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initiative to seek out the Hebrew people and to establish a relationship of mutuality, a 
covenant, with them. When the people are faithful, God's love sustains them and exalts 
them. When they are selfish and faithless, God's love judges them and causes them to 
repent and return to God and God's commandments. 

When God deemed it appropriate, God entered human history in the decisive and 
radical event of the person and work of God's only Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was 
both fully human: a first-century Jew who was born of a woman named Mary; and fully 
God: Emmanuel, God Incarnate, co-eternal, co-equal and co-creator of the world with 
God. Jesus' life was itself a proclamation of the Gospel, but it culminated in His death and 
resurrection. The resurrection is the very reason for the existence of the Christian faith 
and the Church, it being the fullest self-expression of who God is and of the grace of God's 
forgiving, reconciling and self-giving love for us. Through the power of the resurrection, 
God defeats sin and death, and frees us to live Christ-like lives in the very real presence 
of God, proclaiming the Gospel of salvation to all people and loving all our neighbors. 
In the light of Jesus Christ, then, the history of Israel becomes the first chapter of God's 
salvation history. 

God also comes to us in the person of the Holy Spirit, also called the Sustainer, 
Comforter and Advocate, who was promised by Jesus at His ascension and whose dramatic 
coming is described in Acts 2. God the Holy Spirit is understood to be equal in all things 
with God the Father and God the Son. In baptism and the Lord's Supper the Holy Spirit's 
presence is itself the very presence of the Father and the Son. 

The Spirit binds us to Christ, enlightens us to the work of God in the world and makes 
us able bearers of God's word to the world. Through the illumination of the Spirit, certain 
people were moved to observe events, reflect on them in the light of faith, and to record 
those events in oral traditions and in writing. These stories now comprise our Holy Bible, 
a book which testifies to the creative and active presence of God in the world, and through 
which God is known and God's will is discerned. 

Though at times it may take a vivid imagination to recognize, God's continued activity 
in the world may also be seen through the worship and work of that community known as 
the Church. Scripture calls the Church the body of Christ, and as such it is called out to 
bear witness to the reality of the Kingdom of God which is "already but not yet" in our 
midst. We carry out this witness by continuing Jesus' ministry of proclamation, 
reconciliation, compassion and justice. 

My purpose in life is to glorify, enjoy, love and serve God by studying God's Word, and 
proclaiming it in my own words and actions. It is a great privilege to begin my ministry 
in Salem Presbytery with this statement and my pledge to be a faithful servant of our Lord 
and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral Relationship between Mr. Huff and 
Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Mebane, North Carolina, effective April 15, 1996; 
approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. The 
Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provisions of the Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call. 



Salary 

Manse Allowance 
Automobile Reimbursement 
Continuing Education 



S22,250.00 
4,000.00 
2,900.00 
750.00 



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Board of Pensions Provided 

Moving Costs Provided 

Vacation Four weeks 

Study Leave Two weeks 

d. The following Administrative Commission was approved to ordain/install him at the Cross 
Roads Presbyterian Church, Mebane, North Carolina, on June 2, 1996, at 4:00 p.m. 



NAME 

Phyllis Kort 

Tom Bagley (Guest) 
Trish Anderson 
James Rissmiller 
Carol Fray 
Thomas Vinson 



RESPONSIBILITY 

Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Lead in Worship 
Charge the Congregation 
Charge the Minister 
Prayer of Ordination/Installation 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Minister 

Minister 
Elder 
Minister 
Elder 



Elder 



e. Mr. Huff was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Salem Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF 
ANGUS MCGREGOR 



ACTION: 



19. The Reverend Angus McGregor was received under a new policy recommended by the 
Examinations Committee and adopted by the Committee on Ministry, which allows a minister 
who has been examined by the Examinations Committee within a three-year time frame to 
transfers back to labor within the bounds of Salem Presbytery without being examined again 
by the Examinations Committee. The Committee on ministry reserves the right to refer 
ministers to the Examinations Committee as needed. This policy in particular refers to Interim 
Ministers. rSee Book of Order G-11.05Q2h.1 

Mr. McGregor was instructed to sign the Book of Obligations required of a minister to be 
enrolled in Salem Presbytery. 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
Jim Rissmiller & Ann Jahnes, Co-Moderators 

A COMMITTEE ACTIONS REPORTED FOR THE INFORMATION OF PRESBYTERY 

1. Concurred with the action of the Session of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Greensboro, 
North Carolina, in employing The Angus McGregor to serve as Interim Pastor from February 1, 
1996, through April 30, 1996. 

2. Concurred with the action of the Session of New Salem Presbyterian Church, Stony Point, North 
Carolina, in employing The Reverend H. Reid Montgomery, HR, to serve as Interim Pastor for a 
period of six months beginning December 1, 1995. 



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3. Concurred with the action of the Session of Glenwood Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North 
Carolina, in employing The Reverend Robert E. Button to serve as Interim Pastor for a period of 
one year beginning January 1, 1996. 

4. Concurred with the action of the Session of Springwood Presbyterian Church, Whitsett, North 
Carolina, in employing The Reverend John G. Truitt, HR, to serve as Temporary Supply for a 
period of six months beginning March 1, 1996. 

5. Triennial Visitations for 1992-1995 have been reported per Attachment 1. 

6. Concurred with the action of the Session of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Greensboro, 
North Carolina, in extending the employment of The Reverend Angus McGregor as Interim Pastor 
for a period of six months beginning May 1, 1996. 

7. Concurred with the action of the Session of the Pine Hall/Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Churches, Pine 
Hall/Sandy Ridge,North Carolina, in the employment of The Reverend Jean Rodenbough to serve 
as Interim Pastor for a period of one year, beginning April 10, 1996. 

8. Concurred with the action of the Session of the First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, North 
Carolina, in the employment of The Reverend Patricia Stewart as Parish Associate beginning April 
22, 1996, per G.140515. 



B. ACTIONS ON BEHALF OF PRESBYTERY TO BE ADMITTED TO RECORD 
MINISTERS TRANSFERRING TO ANOTHER PRESBYTERY 

1. The Reverend Nathan Byrd was transferred from Salem Presbytery to West Jersey Presbytery. 

2. The Reverend William Metzel was transferred from Salem Presbytery to Presbytery of the James. 



C RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ACTION OF PRESBYTERY THAT REQUIRE DISCUSSION 
AND ATTENTION 



TRANSFER OF MINISTER INTO SALEM PRESBYTERY 
ACTION: 

20. The work of Francis James Rivers as a Chaplain and Supervisor-in-Training at North Carolina 
Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was declared a validated ministry per G- 
11.0403. 



HONORABLE RETIREMENT 
ACTION: 

21. Presbytery concurred with the request of The Reverend Don Lannon to be retired, effective 
February 1, 1996. 



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22. Presbytery concurred with the request of The Reverend Grant M Sharp to be retired effective 
October 15, 1996; and following the affirmative action of the congregation of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Statesville, North Carolina, the pastoral relationship will be dissolved and 
the pulpit be declared vacant effective October 15, 1996; and the service of retirement will be 
held at the October meeting of Presbytery. 



23. Presbytery concurred with the request of The Reverend J. Roger Marrow to be retired effective 
June 30, 1996, and will recognize the status of Honorable Retirement for him at the July 
meeting of Presbytery. 



MINISTER MOVING WITHIN SALEM PRESBYTERY 
ACTION: 

24. The covenant between The Reverend Joe Louis Spears and the Advisory Board of the Freedom 
Ministry of Salem Presbytery to serve as Parish Pastor (Ml Tabor and Cameron Presbyterian 
Churches)/Program Director for Freedom Ministry (Appendix E, pp. 99-100) was found to be 
in order. The effective date of this relationship is May 1, 1996. 



25. The call of the Cameron Presbyterian Church, Statesville, North Carolina, to The Reverend Joe 
Louis Spears to serve as Pastor (one-half time) was found to be in order, the terms of call 
(printed below) were approved; and the call was placed in his hands. The Committee On 
Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has satisfied the EEO provisions of the Book of 
Order (G-l 1.0502 g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem Presbytery (July 1993) in 
offering this call. The effective date of the call is March 1, 1996. 



Salary 58,558.00 

Housing Allowance 3,158.00 

Utilities Allowance 554.00 

Automobile Reimbursement 600.00 

Continuing Education 125.00 

Board of Pensions Provided 

Vacation Four weeks 

Study Leave Two weeks 



The following Administrative Commission was approved to install him as Pastor of the 
Cameron Presbyterian Church, Statesville, North Carolina, and Program Director for Freedom 
Ministry on June 2, 1996, at 4:00 p.m. 



NAME 

Esther Preston 

James Henderson 
Malcolm Bullock 
James Steele 
Roy Carruth 
Phyllis Chambers 
Michael Warren 
Murv 5 Gardiner 



RESPONSIBILITY 

Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 
Invocation 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Elder 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 

Minister 

Minister 



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RELEASE FROM THE EXERCISE OF ORDAINED OFFICE 
ACTION: 

26. Presbytery concurred with the request of The Reverend Ethel C. Simonetti to be released from 
the exercise of the ordained ministry effective April 23, 1996, and to give her a certificate of 
membership to Eno River Unitarian Church, Durham, North Carolina per G.ll.0413-11.0414. 



D. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ACTION OF PRESBYTERY TO BE LISTED IN THE OMNIBUS 
MOTION 



OMNIBUS MOTIONS 
ACTION: 

27. The Reverend Marie Reed was renewed as Stated Supply of the Yanceyville Presbyterian 
Church, Yanceyville, North Carolina, for a period of one year from March 1, 1996, to February 
28, 1997. 

28. The Reverend James Rissmiller was appointed Moderator of Session for the Bethel 
Presbyterian Church, McLeans ville, North Carolina, for a period of one year from March 1, 
1996, to February 28, 1997. 

29. The Reverend Linda Blessing was appointed Moderator of Session for the Francisco 
Presbyterian Church, Westfield, North Carolina, for a period of one year from March 1, 1996, 
to February 28, 1997. 

30. The Reverend Morton Kurtz was appointed Stated Supply of the Piedmont Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, North Carolina, for a period of six months beginning March 1, 1996. 

31. The Reverend Worth Watts was appointed Stated Supply of the TOrinity Presbyterian Church, 
Elon College, North Carolina, for a period of six months beginning March 1, 1996. 

32. The attached 1996 Terms of Call provided for Presbytery was approved as the record of Salem 
Presbytery. (Appendix F, pp. 101-113.) 



MEMORIAL FOR WATT MARTIN COOPER 

Watt Martin Cooper was born August 21, 1905, in Graham, NC. On May 20, 1930, he married Mary Gambill, 
who survives. A son, W. Larry Cooper, also survives. Mr. Cooper received the Master of Divinity Degree 
from Yale University Divinity School in 1933 and was ordained by Orange Presbytery on October 9, 1934. 
He served as Assistant Pastor in Chapel Hill, NC, and was then called to the North Wilkesboro Church as 
Assistant Pastor in 1936. He served as Pastor of the North Wilkesboro Church from 1938 until 1942 when 
he entered the U. S. Navy as a Chaplain. He returned to North Wilkesboro Church in 1945 and served until 
October of 1949. The North Wilkesboro Church called him a third time as Pastor in May 1957, and he served 
until his retirement on August 31, 1970. 



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Following are excerpts from the eulogy written by Price H. Gwynn, III, and delivered on November 26, 1995, 
at the Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC. 

Watt Cooper was a man I respected, admired and loved. He was a pastor, friend, spiritual mentor. For me 
he had one character trait, one attribute that set him apart, made him different, that validated his life and 
ministry. 

Watt Cooper was real. You may be puzzled. Aren't we all real? There are no apparitions here, no ghosts, 
only flesh and blood. 

True, but I allude to something more. To explain, let me use the imagery of Margery Williams in her magical 
children's book, The Velveteen Rabbit . "Does it hurt to become real?" he asked. "Sometimes," said the Skin 
Horse, for he was always truthful, "but when you're real you don't mind being hurt." "Does it happen all at 
once like being wound up," asked the Velveteen Rabbit, "or bit by bit?" "It doesn't happen all at once," said 
the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break 
easily, or have sharp edges, or have to be carefully kept Generally, by the time you're real, most of your hair 
has been loved off, your eyes drop out, you get loose in the joints, and shabby. But those things don't matter 
because once you're real, you can't look ugly, except to people who don't understand." 

Is the point of that conversation between children's toys clear? We become real in this world when we know 
we're loved. Only then can we reach out to others, only then can we take a chance on getting hurt, only then 
can we suffer the indignities of mistakes that are a part of risk taking. 

Watt was real. It was clearly evident in his preaching. Christ told his disciples, "Feed my sheep," and Watt 
took that command to heart. It was what he did best; not occasionally, or quarterly, but week after week, with 
marvelous consistence. He was so good at it, I asked him once about his guidelines for preaching and this was 
his answer. "My first call was to Chapel Hill as student pastor and one duty was to preach in the university 
church when the minister was away, and that was often. Early on, a wise elder gave me sound advice. He said, 
'Watt, this is an academic community, and every Sunday your congregation will include people who are expert 
in the fields of psychology, sociology, and anthropology. You'll have the folks in the pews who wrote the text 
books on the Middle East culture, history and politics. My advice to you is stick to your field of expertise, 
what you know best. If you'll preach the scriptures to us with passionate integrity, if you'll tell us the great 
themes of the church, the good news of the Gospel, Christ crucified for our sins and raised to glory, if you'll 
do that, then trust the Holy Spirit to do the rest, you'll have a fruitful minis try among us.'" "I thought he was 
right," Watt said. "I trained myself in that mold and have never seen reason to change." 

How effective was he at it? There are people here today from the North Wilkesboro Church. They can 
answer that question. They called him as a young man three years out of seminary. He later left for other 
challenges, spent time in the Navy, but after the war, that same church called him again. He and Mary went 
back for a second pastorate in the middle years. 

He agreed to come help us at Steele Creek. The Wilkesboro people bided their time, waited patiently for 7 
years like Jacob in service to Laban for Rachel, and then they came after him again for a third and final 
pastorate from which he retired. That's an unprecedented tribute, a story of love and affection and acceptance 
that spans two generations. 

So Watt was real. It was evident in his preaching and in his pastoral ministry. 

Being real requires a genuine sense of self, and that has to begin with the knowledge of whose we are; to 
whom we belong. He had no confusion about who was his Lord. 

Finally, Watt was made real by his compassion for others. We were talking about this very service a week ago 
and he said, "Be sure to tell Lewis to include the 23rd Psalm." It was obvious that passage had special 
meaning for him, so I encouraged him to talk about it. 



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"Well," he said, "it happened on New Guinea during the war. Enemy planes at tree top level surprised us 
bombing and strafing. One of our boys was hard hit. By the time I got to him, he was bleeding profusely, so 
I gathered him in my arms and held him close. 'Chaplain,' he said, 'do you know the 23rd Psalm?* Yes, son, 
and I started to recite it, but halfway through realized he was gone. I had lost him." Watt couldn't continue 
speaking last Sunday. Tears filled his eyes, reflecting the pain and anguish evoked by a memory more than 
50 years old. He didn't say it, but knowing the 23rd Psalm would be used today seemed to bring closure to 
an unforgotten cry for help from the past. 

We're going to miss you, Watt, and strange as it may sound, God will miss having you here. God has available 
to him a great cloud of witnesses, a mighty army, servants, believers, the worldwide confessional community, 
but in all that array, there are only a few as faithful, as committed, as real as Watt Martin Cooper. 

So the time has come, Watt, to say goodbye, for now. 



33. Presbytery directed that this memorial be printed in the Minutes of Salem Presbytery and a 
copy be sent to Mrs. Cooper. 



REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 

SESSION RECORDS REVIEW 

The review dates for 1995 Sessional Records are as follows: 



May 5, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. 
May 5, Sunday, 7:00 p.m. 
May 18, Saturday, 3:00 p.m. 
May 19, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. 
May 19, Sunday, 7:00 p.m. 
May 26, Sunday, 7:00 p.m. 



Wilkesboro area 
Statesville area 
Asheboro area 
Greensboro area 
Burlington area 
Winston-Salem area 



Bethel Church has "consulted" regarding their annual (last 12 years) vote concerning officer election 
procedures. Their March 31, 1996, congregational action will be reported in July. 



SALEM PRESBYTERY ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORT FROM MEMBER CHURCHES 
Year Ending December 31. 1995 

141 churches reported statistical information for the year ending December 31, 1995. 

The following churches made no report : 



* 



Beulah ** Mocksville Second ** Pine Hall 

Clio ** Mt. Vernon * Red House 

Danbury Community ** Oakland Southminster 

Ebenezer * Oak View Springwood 

Fifth Creek ** Peak Creek 



* No report for 1993, 1994, and 1995 
** No report for 1994 and 1995 



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MEMBERSHIP 

Active Members 



36,368 



Gains 

Profession of Faith 

17 & Under 375 

18 & Over 443 
Certificate 922 
Other 70 
Total Gains 1,810 

Baptisms 

Infant 440 
Adult 115 



Losses 

Certificate 
Death 



Other 

Total Losses 



Net Losses 



665 
488 
1,022 
2,175 



365 



These figures represent the 
total receipts and expenditures 
of the 141 (of 155) congregations 
who reported to Salem Presbytery 
for 1995. 



FINANCES 
Receipts 

Contributions $21,147,112 

Capital & Building Funds 5,566,185 

Investments Income 1,269,227 

Bequests 726,656 

Other Income 1,710,898 

Subsidy 161,293 

Bicentennial 81,260 

Total Receipts 330,662,631 

Expenditures 

Local Program $ 8,353,248 

Local Mission 1365,852 

Capital Expenditures 4,140,170 

Investments 665,128 

Validated Mission 2,129,385 

Theological Education 47,477 

Other Mission 591,996 

Bicentennial Disb. 87,407 

Total Expenditures 527,392.592 

The following statistics are one indication of the need for Salem's emphasis on church growth through 
evangelism. 

Members: Net loss: 



1992 
1993 



291 
495 



1994 
1995 



598 
365 

1,749 less members in four years 



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ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 



There being no further business, the Thirtieth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was adjourned with prayer 
by Moderator N. N. Fleming, HI at 2:30 p.m. The next Stated Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 20, 1996, 
at Lexington Senior High School in Lexington, North Carolina, sponsored by Lexington Second, Fairmont, 
and Shady Side Presbyterian Churches. 

Attested: 

Handley ^ 
Stated Clerk 




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APPENDIX A 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
THIRTIETH STATED MEETING 
S EDGEFIELD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 



DOCKET 

April 23, 1996 

Name Tag Color Code: 

Elder Commissioners yellow dot 

Minister green dot 

Christian Educators red dot 

Presbytery Staff blue dot 

Visitors no dot 

•Denotes Order of the Day 

Numbers in parentheses ( ) correspond to numbers in Packet materials 
8:00 a.m. Registration 

8:30 "GIG" (Cokesbury Book Store book sale/display in Library) 

*9:00 CALL TO ORDER/OPENING PRAYER 

WORSHIP/COMMUNION 

Preacher: The Reverend Maggi Henderson 

9:45 ORGANIZATION OF PRESBYTERY 

Quorum 

(1.) Docket and Omnibus Motion 

Welcome 

Moderator's welcome to any corresponding 
members present and elders attending 
Presbytery for the first time 
Greeting from Ecumenical Visitors 

The Reverend Warren Pittman, Rector 

All Saints Episcopal Church 
The Reverend Bernie Hess, Pastor 
Our Father Lutheran Church 

(2.) Communications 

10:05 THEME PRESENTATION: CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 

Church Development Committee 
(3.) Evangelism Committee 

Small Church Support Committee 

11:00 (4.) COUNCIL 



Moderator Neel Fleming 

Moderator Neel Fleming 
Murray White 



John Handley 



Murray White 



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11:10 




BARIUM SPRINGS HOME FOR CHILDREN 


Skip Stansell 


11:15 


(4a.) 


UNDERSTANDING/OVERCOMING RACISM FOLLOW-UP 
(from last Presbytery meeting) 




11:35 




WORSHIP & MUSIC COMMITTEE 


Julia Richmond 


11:40 


(5.) 


GOALS & EVALUATION COMMITl'EE 


Norman Whitney 


11:55 


(6.) 


NOMINATING COMMITTEE 


Sam McGregor 


12:03 


(7.) 


BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMIT 1EE 


Jud Milam 


12:06 


(8.) 


MEMORIAL FOR JOHN E. ELIASON 


Norman Whitney 


•12:10 




CELEBRATION OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT 
The Reverend Don Lannon 




•12-30 




LUNCH (Table Talk-"What is my church excited about in its life just now?") 


* 1:30 




ORDINANDS PREACHING 

Francis James Rivers (Sanctuary) 
Thomas Allen Huff, Jr. (Parlor) 




1:50 




PRAYERS OF THANKSGrVING/INTERCESSION 
DEDICATION OF 2e/PENNT£S 


Harvey Walker 


1:55 




STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION COMMITTEE 


Cynthia Kirkman 


1:58 


(9.) 


EXAMINATIONS COMMI'lTEE 
The Reverend Angus McGregor 
Thomas Allen Huff, Jr. 
Francis James Rivers 


David Kivett 


2:13 


(10.) 


COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 


Ann Jahnes/Jim Rissmiller 


2:28 


(11.) 


MEMORIAL FOR WATT M. COOPER 


John Handley 


2:31 


(12.) 


STATED CLERK REPORT 


John Handley 


2:33 




ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 


Moderator Neel Fleming 


Written reports for information: 






(13.) 
(14.) 


Preparation for Ministry Committee 
Worldwide Ministries Committee 





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Announcements: 



(15.) 


Town Crier 


(16.) 


Worship & Music Festival 


(17.) 


Celebration of Age 


(18.) 


Serendipity 1996 


(19.) 


Women's Ministry Event with Dr. Isabel Rogers 


(20.) 


Stewardship Workshop 


(21.) 


Single's Zoo Fest 


(22.) 


Single's Trip To Theater 


(23.) 


Small Church Seminar 


(24.) 


1997 Mission Yearbook Order Form 


(25.) 


Pathways 




Presbytery Evaluation Form (Yellow) 



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APPENDIX B 

SALEM PRESBYTERY 
COMMUNICATIONS 
STATED CLERK FILES 
April 23, 1996 

A. Supporting information on minister changes: 

1. From other presbyteries 

• Angus McGregor - Interim Pastor, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant - from New Hope 
Presbytery 

- Certificate of Dismissal 

• Thomas Allen Huff, Jr. - Pastor, Cross Roads Church - Candidate from Savannah Presbytery 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

- Certificate of Dismissal 

2. To other presbyteries 

• Nathan L. Byrd to Presbytery of West Jersey, effective February 22, 1996 

• William S. Metzel to Presbytery of the James, effective February 22, 1996 

3. Within this presbytery 

• Francis J. Rivers - Candidate under care of Salem Presbytery 

• Joe L. Spears - Pastor, Cameron Presbyterian Church 

B. Minutes of Ordination/Installation Commissions: 

1. Jae Heung Chung 

2. Guy W. Hunt, Jr. 

3. Victor C. Scott 

4. Dennis J. Sebesan 

Reference: Committee on Ministry 



C. Notification from Bethel Church concerning congregational vote March 31, 1996, regarding officer 
election prodecures [ Book of Order G- 14.0202(1)]. 

Reference: Stated Clerk 

D. From Worldwide Ministries Division, a letter and Certificate of Appreciation for the Fellowship 
Presbyterian Church honoring their active participation in the resettlement of refugee families in 1995. 

Reference: Information 



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APPENDIX C 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The Presbytery received and admitted to the record the following Minutes of Administrative Commissions 
appointed to ordain and/or install ministers. 

INSTALLATION OF JAE HEUNG CHUNG 
AS PASTOR OF KOREAN FIRST CHURCH, GREENSBORO 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install Jae Heung Chung as Pastor of Korean First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, met at Korean First Church on February 18, 1996, at 3:30 p.m. The 
meeting was called to order by Hewon Han. The prayer was offered by John Handley. The following members 
were present: Ministers Hewon Han, John Handley, Mike Warren, Ann Jahnes; Elders Eui H. Park, Barbara 
Clawson, and Allen Cannon. Hewon Han was elected Moderator and Eui H. Park, Clerk of the Commission. 
Guest minister Yong C. Chung of Washington D.C. was welcomed and invited to sit with the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 4:00 o'clock, the Moderator presiding. Yong C. Chung preached the sermon using as his text John 10:11-18 
and his topic, The Shepherd and the Sheep". Hewon Han propounded the constitutional questions to the 
minister. Ann Jahnes offered the prayer of installation. Jae Heung Chung was declared duly received into 
Salem Presbytery and installed as the Pastor of Korean First Presbyterian Church according to the Constitution 
of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Michael Warren charged the Pastor, and John Handley charged the 
congregation. 

Young Bae Kwon pronounced the benediction. Following the service the Commission reconvened, read and 
approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by Hewon Han. 

INSTALLATION OF GUY W. HUNT, JR. 
AS PASTOR OF ASBURY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MT. AIRY 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install Guy W. Hunt, Jr. as Pastor of Asbury Presbyterian 
Church, Ml Airy, met at the Asbury Presbyterian Church on February 11, 1996, at 3:00 p.m. The meeting was 
called to order by Jesse Bledsoe. The prayer was offered by Mike Warren. The following members were 
present: Ministers Jesse Bledsoe, Ron Bowie, Linda Blessing, James Mauldin, Robert Button; Elders Deborah 
Coles, W. Robert Overby, Tom Sheppard, and Marvin Cavanaugh. Jesse Bledsoe was elected Moderator, and 
Tom Sheppard, Clerk of the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 3:00 o'clock, the Moderator presiding. Ron Bowie preached the sermon using as his text Exodus 18:13-27 
and Ephesians 4:11-16 and his topic, The Church Alive". Jesse Bledsoe propounded the constitutional 
questions to the minister. Tom Sheppard propounded the constitutional questions to the congregation. 
Debbie Coles offered the prayer of installation. Guy W. Hunt, Jr. was declared duly installed as Pastor of 
Asbury Presbyterian Church according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Robert 
Button charged the Pastor, and Tom Sheppard charged the congregation. 

Guy W. Hunt, Jr., the new installed Pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the service the 
Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by Guy W. Hunt, 
Jr. 



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INSTALLATION OF VICTOR CARLYLE SCOTT 
AS PASTOR OF GREENWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, REIDSVTLLE 



The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install Victor Carlyle Scott as Pastor of Greenwood 
Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, met at the Greenwood Presbyterian Church on February 11, 1996, at 4:00 p.m. 
The meeting was called to order and the prayer offered by William C. Hayes. The following members were 
present: Ministers J. David Kivett, Molly D. Morgan, William C Hayes; Elders Julia Richmond, Harvey 
Carroll, and Ed Tullock. William C. Hayes was elected Moderator and Molly D. Morgan, Clerk of the 
Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 5:00 o'clock, the Moderator presiding. J. David Kivett preached the sermon using as his text Matthew 
14:22-33 and his topic, "Going For A Walk". William C. Hayes propounded the constitutional questions to 
the minister. Harvey Carroll propounded the constitutional questions to the congregation. Julia Richmond 
offered the prayer of installation. Victor C. Scott was declared duly installed as Pastor of Greenwood 
Presbyterian Church according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Molly D. Morgan 
charged the pastor, and Harvey Carroll charged the congregation. 

Victor C. Scott, the newly installed Pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the service the Commission 
reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by Molly D. Morgan. 

INSTALLATION OF DENNIS JOHN SEBESAN 
AS PASTOR OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, LEXINGTON 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install Dennis John Sebesan as Pastor of First Presbyterian 
Church, Lexington, met at the First Presbyterian Church on February 18, 1996, at 10:30 a.m. The meeting was 
called to order by Maggi Henderson. The prayer was offered by Holly Hayes. The following members were 
present: Ministers Maggi Henderson, Holly Hayes; Elders Barbara Bently, Bill McMurray, and Charlie 
England. Maggi Henderson was elected Moderator and Holly Hayes, Clerk of the Commission. Guest 
minister Arnold Lovell of West Virginia Presbytery of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia was welcomed 
and invited to sit with the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 11:00 o'clock, the Moderator presiding. Arnold Lovell preached the sermon using as his text Ephesians 
3:14-21 and Matthew 17:1-9 and his topic, There's Joy in the Power". Maggi Henderson propounded the 
constitutional questions to the minister. Holly Hayes offered the prayer of installation. Dennis Sebesan was 
declared duly installed as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, according to the Constitution of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Mrs. Bently charged the Pastor, and Bill McMurray charged the congregation. 

Dennis Sebesan, the newly installed Pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the service the 
Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by Barbara Bently. 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY 
GOALS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE PROPOSAL 



APPENDIX D 



The Cluster Concept 

This organizational concept introduces several new (for Salem) ways of calling forth both the 
commitment and creativity of those willing to be leaders in strengthening the ministry and mission of Salem 
Presbytery. Two of the most challenging of those ways are: 

1) clustering similar specific mission concerns together, assi gnin g a leadership pool, and challenging 
that fairly small group to identify ways of effectively organizing to carry out the assigned tasks; and 

2) identifying and focusing common mission elements to be addressed by each of the Mission 
Clusters. 

The Clusters will become the " thought force" of Salem Presbvterv . They will immerse themselves in 
their assigned areas of focus toward the end of developing expertise in seeking/discerning God's agenda for 
Salem in that particular mission area. The Cluster will think/dream/pray/study/wrestle/plan over, around, 
within their areas seeking effective ways of setting bold directions for their work. Dependence on the 
prompting and power of the Spirit will be a key ingredient in detennining the best plans for organizing to 
carry out their task. 

Each Cluster will use four ancient, common mission elements: 

- educate/teach 

- evangelize 

- serve 

- make peace 

in describing and assigning the specific 
objectives and strategies for their work. The Cluster will determine responsibilities and name the task forces 
needed and the number of persons needed to carry out their tasks. Their plans will be presented to the 
Council for review and subsequently recommended to Presbytery for adoption. 

Six Clusters are proposed. 

They are: 

Educational Ministries Church Growth & Enrichment Shalom 

Worldwide Ministries Council Ministry 

One is already operational, the Ministry Cluster, which includes the various functions which Salem 
originally divided into Preparation for Ministry, Examinations, Committee on Ministry, and Professional 
Development This clustering has brought much clearer coordination of their interrelated functions. 
Communication is greatly enhanced and morale has increased with an accompanying atmosphere of collegiality. 
Their experience has been a primary inspiration for the suggestions which follow. 

Both the Congregational Life and Church Development Divisions have begun to explore similar 
concepts with much the same positive results. Those two are among the four Mission Clusters proposed: 1) 
the Educational Ministries Cluster replaces the Congregational Life Division and adds Outdoor Ministries; 
2) the Church Growth & Enrichment Cluster replaces the Division with the same name; 3) the Shalom Cluster 
replaces most of the Church In The World Division including Campus Ministry; and 4) the Worldwide 
Ministries Cluster picks up the former Committee by the same name and adds the Hunger Committee's 
international partnerships and lifestyle education. 



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The final cluster brings a major new role to the Council. The Council Cluster replaces the 
Administrative Services Division drawing in Stewardship Education, Personnel, Budget and Finance, Goals 
and Evaluation, and Communication functions from the present committee structure. Significant need has 
been discovered for these groups to work very openly and closely with the Council in carrying out its 
leadership in the planning, coordinating, resourcing, and evaluating functions for Presbytery. Added to 
Council's responsibilities, it is proposed that it carry the strengthening of denominational commitment. 

On October 24, 1995, Salem Presbytery adopted vision and mission statements along with six Focus 
Areas with a number of more specific objectives assigned to each. The Presbytery also adopted Evangelism 
as its highest priority through 1999. 

It is proposed that all six of the Ousters take the Vision and Mission Statements, along with the 
identified Focus Areas and accompanying Objectives and look at their new task through the four mission 
elements peases"): 

• Evangelism 

• Education 

• Service 

• Peacemaking 



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THE COUNCIL CLUSTER 



A. Function of Council : 

The Council shall provide for the regular review of the functional relationship between Presbytery's 
structure and its mission (Book of Order G-11.0103v.). Council recommends, coordinates, and 
evaluates Salem's life of witness, worship, and work. It recommends and oversees the budget and 
finances and serves as the communicator between sessions and the Presbytery. It challenges the 
churches to strong stewardship of talents, time, and money. 

B. Specific Responsibilities of Council : 

1. Leads Presbytery in setting broad, overall goals and priorities and periodically reviews the life of 
Presbytery with particular attention to its approved goals in close relationship with the Goals and 
Evaluation Group; 

2. Annually trains all Salem Clusters to provide clarity in the broad scope of Salem's Mission and 
Program as well as the particulars of planning, implementing, and evaluating their work; 

3. Demonstrates effective leadership through proposals and/or recommendations to Presbytery or the 
various other clusters regarding important issues/concerns needing study or action; 

4. Recommends the annual Presbytery budget and any necessary revisions, monitors revenues and 
expenditures, takes corrective actions where appropriate and/or makes recommendations to 
Presbytery upon advice of the Budget and Finance Group; 

5. Oversees personnel functions of Presbytery through the Personnel Group; 

6. Acts as a grievance committee in matters that may be appealed from the Personnel Group; 

7. Coordinates the communications system/functions of Presbytery; 

8. Coordinates the mission and program of Presbytery and is responsible for keeping the official 
calendar of Presbytery; 

9. Serves as the Trustees of Presbytery in corporate or legal matters with specific authorization to 
approve requests of congregations to buy, sell, or mortgage property in connection with their 
mission (G-11.0103y.); 

10. Approves proposed plans for Presbytery meetings (including worship) and distributes the docket 
and reports to be presented at Presbytery at least two weeks prior to each meeting; 

11. Authorizes celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at retreats, camps, conferences, and 
special gatherings of groups under the jurisdiction of Presbytery (W-3.6200); 

12. Makes recommendations to Presbytery regarding changes in the Standing Rules and Manual of 
Operations of the Presbytery, 

13. Nominates persons to serve on the Nominating Committee for election by Presbytery; 

14. Handles matters directed to it by Presbytery; and 

15. Keeps Presbytery fully informed of its work through reports at each Stated Meeting. 



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Composition of the Council : 



- At-Large Members elected to Council by the Presbytery 
to assure full geographic representation. They will be 
assigned as follows: 

1) Liaisons from Council serving each of the other Clusters 
(Educational Ministries, Church Growth & Enrichment, 
Shalom, Worldwide Ministries, and Ministry) 

2) Council Officers (Moderator, Vice-Moderator, and Secretary) 12 

- Moderators: 

Current Moderator of Presbytery 
Current Vice-Moderator of Presbytery 
Immediate Past-Moderator of Presbytery 
Salem Presbyterian Women Moderator 
Salem Presbyterian Men Moderator 
Salem Black Caucus Moderator 

Moderators of the six (6) Council Function Groups 12 

- Ex Officio Members from Specified Committees (voice without vote) 

Nominating 
Representation 

Permanent Judicial Commission 

TOTAL Membership 24 

Council Leadership Team - shall be composed of the Moderator and Secretary of the Council, 
Moderator of Presbytery, one at large member elected from Council, and an assigned Program Staff 
person. 

The responsibilities of the Leadership Team will be to: 

a. make preparations for each meeting of Council; 

b. make recommendations to Council on business coming before the next meeting; 

c. carry out assignments given it by previous Council meetings. 
Focus Area Assignments to Council 

Focus Area 1 

To live out the Nature of the Connectional Church in Partnership with Sessions, Synod, and General 
Assembly and in Cooperation with Other Denominations 

1-1 Develop occasions and methods through which education on issues, faith sharing, Bible study, and 
open discussion can take place 

1-2 Design and implement effective, open, accessible communication system (dialogue, information 
sharing, quick response) to include: 

* system of regular, frequent in person contacts with each session for sharing Presbytery goals 
and understanding needs of the churches 



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* plans to prepare commissioners to Presbytery/Synod/GA meetings for effective participation 
and reporting to session/congregations 

* distribution of a master annual calendar for all presbytery meetings and events with updates 
as needed 

* coordinated promotion/publicity for meetings and events 

* appropriate software applications 

1-3 Design and implement a stewardship program to support the mission of the whole church 

See also: Specific Responsibilities of Council (above) 

The Function Groups of the Council : 

The Moderator for each Council Function Group shall be a member of the Presbytery Council 
with full voting privileges. The Council shall approve the number of members to be assigned to each 
Function Group. The Function Group will communicate directly with the Nominating Committee 
requesting filling of vacancies (including recommendations of specific persons or persons with specific 
types of experience or expertise needed). 

Each Function Group will report regularly to Council presenting their reports or 
recommendations. Council will vote on approval or make recommendations to Presbytery, as 
appropriate. Council will review at least annually the progress and effectiveness of each of its Function 
Groups. 

1. Communications Group 

a. Proposes and oversees a comprehensive Salem communication network. 

b. Promotes interpretation to sessions/congregations of the mission and actions of Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A) governing bodies from local to worldwide. 

c Organizes and oversees the use of print media : The Salem Sampler, the Mid-Atlantic 
Presbyterian Salem page, the Salem Presbytery Directory, Electronic systems : Presbynet; 
Available tools : Town Meetings, Newcomer Orientation (Ministers and Educators). 

d. News releases to public or church press. 

e. Coordinates with the Presbytery Resource Center: 

(1) to see that adequate photographs of Presbytery events and newsmakers are taken, used, 
and filed; and 

(2) Video Taping of special Presbytery events, speeches, etc. to be available to local 
churches and other individuals or groups. 

2. Presbytery Meetings Group 
Shall have responsibility for: 

a. Seeking of local churches to host future Presbytery meetings; 

b. Oversight of specific arrangements for the next meeting of Salem Presbytery in cooperation 
with staff; 



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c Planning and preparation for specific needs of the upcoming Presbytery meeting as regards 
worship and communion (including determining a theme if any, preparation of printed 
worship order(s), securing preacher, liturgy, music, servers, etc); any audio visual equipment 
needed; lunch arrangements, displays, etc. (The worship section might require a Sub- 
committee.) 

<L Oversees preparation of the letter(s) of thanks sent within a week from Presbytery to the 
session whose church has just completed their hosting responsibilities. 

3. Denominational Commitment Group 

a. Promoting awareness of what's happening in the church through use of Presbyterians Today 
and the Mission Yearbook; 

b. Designs and implements a stewardship program to support the mission of the whole church; 
c Orientation of Synod and General Assembly Commissioners; 

d. Work with appropriate Clusters in encouraging local churches to develop strong stewardship 
including generous giving to benevolences, per capita (where appropriate) and to the various 
General Assembly and Synod special offerings; 

e. Conduct an annual workshop on issues before the church (including those approved by 
Council from requests from within our Presbytery and issues before the most recent General 
Assembly or the next one); 

f. Promote the general importance of theological dialogue to the health, strength, and oneness 
of Christ's Church; 

g. Reports of the work of Synod and General Assembly. 

4. Budget and Finance Group 

The Budget and Finance Group has budget preparation and financial oversight 
responsibilities. This group designs and organizes the annual process by which Clusters propose 
their yearly program offerings and budget requests. One element of the annual process shall be 
program presentations by Clusters to the Budget and Finance Group and Council in joint session. 
Through a consultative process this group and Council, using income forecasts and budget 
requests, will develop an annual budget which Council will recommend to Presbytery. 

Throughout the year the Budget and Finance Group will regularly monitor receipts and 
expenditures and income from investments. This committee will receive and review quarterly 
reports from Presbytery's Treasurer, obtain an annual audit on behalf of Presbytery and prepare 
income projections for use in the budgeting process. 

5. Personnel Group 

The Personnel Group has oversight of the staff of the Presbytery. Recommendations to the 
appropriate body concerning policies affecting staff, job descriptions, terms of call for exempt staff 
and personnel adrninistration originate with this group. The Personnel Group oversees the search 
for exempt staff, requesting Presbytery appointment of search committee members as necessary, 
evaluates the performance of exempt staff; makes recommendations regarding changes in terms 
of call and engages in the care and support of Presbytery's staff. 



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Goals and Evaluation Group 

It is the responsibility of this group to: 

- lead Salem Presbytery in a process of setting goals and priorities at least every three years 

- devise and receive the results of a simple evaluation process for annual use by Presbytery 
groups; evaluation results to be used in strategic planning process 

- evaluate progress made on strategic plans and goals and report annually to Presbytery on such 
progress 

- evaluate the administration and function of Presbytery's organizational structure and to make 
recommendations to Presbytery 

- conduct studies as Presbytery may direct 



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THE MISSION CLUSTERS 



Getting Started in 1996 

Each Cluster will propose mission strategies that will focus on evangelizing, educating, serving and 
making peace in the way of the Christ The Clusters, made up mostly of self-selected volunteers from among 
those presently serving in Salem's structure will then organize themselves into task forces under each Cluster. 
If additional people with special skills or experience are needed, Council and the Nominating Committee will 
seek them. It is anticipated that a mission cluster will meet at least quarterly for its task forces to report, 
review progress, and make recommendations for further action. 

Cluster Leadership Team - composed of Moderator of Cluster, Council Liaison and Staff Resource Person. 
The Moderator provides team and cluster leadership and reports to Presbytery and/or Council as designated 
for the specific cluster. 

The Council Liaison provides liaison between the cluster and Council and between the Council and cluster 
with specific responsibility to see that the cluster's work and needs are fully represented to the context of the 
total mission, and reports to Council. 

The Staff Advisor provides for continuity of committee function and reports to the Presbytery Executive. 

Mission Cluster Assignments: 

Educational Ministries Cluster 

Charge: To be responsible for strengthening the ministry of presbytery and congregations through 

(1) leadership development opportunities for officers, teachers, and local church program moderators 
and 

(2) provision of program and study resources for Family Ministry, Senior Adult Ministry, Outdoor 
Ministry, Youth Ministry, Children's Ministry, and other ministries for people of varying ages and 
interests as needs are identified. 

Focus Area 1 

To live out the Nature of the Conn actional Church in Partnership with Sessions, Synod, and General 
Assembly and In Cooperation with Other Denominations 

1- 1 Develop occasions and methods through which education on Bible study issues, faith sharing, and 

open discussion can take place 

Focus Area 2 

To nurture congregations in their work to fulfill their mission 

2- 1 Offer opportunities for developing leaders for service as officers, teachers, and program moderators 

for local churches 

2-2 Develop ministries to young families with children and ministries to senior adults 

* provide a variety of program and study resources (print, media, people, etc.) for use by 
churches and ministers with attention given to youth ministry 

2-3 Enrich our worship life through reformed liturgy and music using education, worship experiences, 
workshops, etc. 



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Focus Area 5 

To initiate a regional witness faithful to the ministry of Jesus Christ 

5-3 Provide facilities and programs to strengthen regional Outdoor Ministries opportunities for youth 
and other church groups 

Church Growth & Enrichment Cluster 

Charge: To be responsible for promoting the growth and enrichment of churches through 

(1) training opportunities in evangelism, membership growth and assimilation, strategic planning for 
congregations, and 

(2) identification and implementation of strategies for new church development, working with small 
churches to identify special needs and develop plans for strengthening the congregation along with 
assistance in securing adequate funding for effective ministry. 

Focus Area 3 

To provide support for developing/redeveloping churches 

3-1 Emphasize evangelism and educate leaders in strategies and methods 

3-2 Develop workable plans for starting new churches and redeveloping, revitalizing existing churches 

3-3 Develop system of support for strengthening smaller membership churches especially those with 
special opportunities 

Focus Area 5 

To initiate a regional witness faithful to the ministry of Jesus Christ 

5-1 Celebrate and use the diversity of our membership as an opportunity for growth in our service to 
Christ emphasizing unity in the midst of our diversity 

Shalom Cluster 

Charge: To be responsible for 

(1) development and implementation of resources and programs to enable presbytery and churches to 
be engaged effectively in the struggle to free people from fear, oppression, and injustice with emphasis 
on peacemaking, social justice, racial justice, women's minis try, and environmental issues; 

(2) develop programs which aid and advocate for the poor and disadvantaged; 

(3) administration of domestic hunger and community ministry grants; 

(4) promotion of cooperation with other denominations in this struggle; and 

(5) campus ministry. 

Focus Area 1 

To live out the Nature of the Connectional Church in Partnership with Sessions, Synod, and General 
Assembly and In Cooperation with Other Denominations 

1-5 Strengthen ecumenical awareness through contacts, conversations, and cooperation with other 
denominations 



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Focus Area 5 

To initiate a regional witness faithful to the ministry of Jesus Christ 

5-2 Develop a cooperative network of service agencies so that together we may more effectively change 
the root causes of poverty and increase self-sufficiency of our less privileged neighbors 
* Offer frequent opportunities for "hands-on" work experiences in solidarity with the poor, 
homeless, and hungry (includes community ministry and domestic hunger [2c/Pennies]) 

5-4 Build a strong Presbyterian Campus Minis try within cooperative ecumenical relationships 
emphasizing study, witness, and fellowship 



Worldwide Ministries Cluster 
Charge: To be responsible for 

(1) development and implementation of programs and opportunities to enhance the knowledge and 
commitment of congregations to support world wide ministries and encourage a simpler lifestyle, 

(2) for development and coordination of international partnerships that address the root causes of 
hunger, and 

(3) promotion of Pennies for Hunger/Two-Cents-A-Meal 
Focus Area 6 

To participate in the worldwide mission of the church 

6-1 Increase local church knowledge and commitment to the worldwide mission through education, 
travel/work trips, personal contact by mission workers, visits from sister/partner churches and 
presbyteries 

6-2 Develop simpler lifestyle education programs that encourage responsible and equitable use of the 
world's resources 

6-3 Increase giving to mission efforts by promoting understanding of and commitment to Pennies-for- 
Hunger/2 Cents-A-Meal for all age groups in the church 



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THE MINISTRY CLUSTER 



Charge: To be responsible for 

(1) f ulfillin g the functions assigned to the Committee on Ministry by the Book of Order including but not 
limited calls and vacancies, preparation for ministry, examinations, and professional development; 

(2) fulfilling the functions assigned to the Preparation for Ministry Committee and Examinations Committee 
by the Book of Order; 

(3) developing and implementing a system of support for smaller membership churches; and 

(4) developing and implementing a system of sensitive care and support of church professionals that includes 
a "pastor shepherd" program and addresses the needs of ordained women ministers. 

Focus Area 3 

To provide support for developing/redeveloping churches 

3- 3 Develop system of support for strengthening smaller membership churches especially those with special 

opportunities 

Focus Area 4 

To care for church professionals 

4- 1 Fulfill responsibilities assigned by the Book of Order to the Committee on Ministry, Preparation for 

Ministry, and Examinations 

4-2 Develop system of sensitive care and support of church professionals (spiritual, emotional, financial 
needs) that will include: 

* a "pastor shepherd" program conveniently available in each section 

* needs of ordained women ministers 

4-3 Establish fall and spring, short term continuing education events 



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MISSION 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 

GOVERNANCE > 

ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN 



(Educational Ministries 
V Cluster 
X. p. 5. 9 



/ Church Growth & 
V Enrichment Clust 

p. 5.10 




Shalom Cluster 
p. 5.10 




Worldwide Ministries 
Cluster 
p. 5.11 



Council Cluster 
p. 5.4 





Ministry Cluster 
p. 5.12 




Permanent 
Judicial Commission 



'Nominating Committee 



Committee on 
Representation, 



Personnel 
P. 5.7 



(Communications 



5.6 



enominat- 

nal Commit- 
ment p.5.7> 



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APPENDIX E 

THE FREEDOM MINISTRY OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND COVENANT 
PARISH PASTOR and PROGRAM DIRECTOR 



PURPOSE : To provide, within the framework of cultural heritage, a faith environment, competent and 
committed leadership, an innovative, vigorous, continuous, value laden ministry, through the Cameron, 
Freedom Second Mocksville, Mount Vernon and Mount Tabor Presbyterian Churches which make up 
The Freedom Ministry. The terms of this agreement shall conform to the policies and procedures 
established by the Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Constitution of Salem 
Presbytery's Freedom Ministry. 

ACCOUNTABILITY: The Parish Pastor/Program Director is accountable to Salem Presbytery to 
provide a full range of ministry within and to the particular two (2) calling participating churches to 
include moderating each Session of the two calling churches on behalf of the Presbytery. He/She is 
accountable to the Freedom Ministry Advisory Board to carry out the policies and procedures set by the 
Freedom Ministry Advisory Board and to each congregation participating in the Ministry. 

This document, when signed by the Parish Pastor/Program Director, the Chairperson of The Freedom 
Ministry Advisory Board and designee of Salem Presbytery, constitutes a covenant between the Board, the 
Presbytery and the Parish Pastor/Program Director. In this agreement the Freedom Ministry Advisory 
Board agrees to give full spiritual, administrative and financial (must be approved by the Advisory Board 
and Sessions) support to the Parish Pastor/Program Director in the conduct of the duties and expectations 
outlined below. It is agreed that priority order is to be given to the conduct of worship, pastor care and 
administrative duties. 

RESPONSIBILITIES : The Parish Pastor/Program Director is ultimately responsible for the goals and 
style of ministry exhibited by the Freedom Ministry. He/She is therefore, the major adininistrative 
overseer for the programs of all participating churches. The Parish Pastor is called as pastor by two of the 
participating churches. He/She is called by the Freedom Ministry Advisory Board to be administrative 
head of staff for the entire Freedom Ministry. He/She shall represent The Freedom Ministry in 
denominational and ecumenical boards as opportunity and time permit. 

As Pastor of the two calling congregations, the Parish Pastor/Program Director will: 

• Proclaim the Gospel and lead the churches in proclaiming the Gospel in the Freedom Ministry Parish, 
its churches and communities. 

• Moderate the Sessions of the calling churches. 

• Provide Worship leadership on each Lord's Day for the calling churches. 

• Plan for and provide leadership in the observance of the Sacraments. 

• Conduct worshipful funeral and wedding services. 

• Visit each family in the callm-g churches a minimum of twice annually and as needed in times of 
crisis. 

• Help develop a planning, budgeting, stewardship and accountability system in each calling church. 

• Help develop an intentional program of Christian Education in each calling church. 

• Demonstrate team performance at all times. 

• Provide leadership within Salem Presbytery, the Synod of the Mid Atlantic, the General Assembly 
and the community. 



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As Program Director of the Freedom Ministry the Parish Pastor/Program Director 
will: 

• Be the primary spiritual leader and director of the Freedom Ministry. 

• Give supervision to other members of the Freedom Ministry Staff according to the staff organization 
covenant set forth in the Freedom Ministry Constitution or as temporarily established by the Freedom 
Ministry Advisory Board for specific tasks. 

• Schedule Freedom Ministry Associates for the conduct of a full range of services and opportunities in 
each of the Freedom Ministry churches and the community. 

• Provide effective and efficient administrative leadership for the Freedom Ministry. 

• Lead the Freedom Ministry Churches in an intentional program of Value Inculcation. 

• Lead the Freedom Ministry Churches in an intentional program of Evangelism. 

• Provide advice and recommendations to the Personnel Committee and/or Advisory Board on the 
selection of all staff members and in determining their duties. 

• Ensure the provision of two ministry-wide workshops and seminars, annually. 

• Ensure that at least one-half of the Freedom Ministry Staff is available at each meeting of the 
Advisory Board. 

AUTHORITY: The Parish Pastor/Program Director is vested with all of the authority granted to the 
position of Minister of the Word and Sacrament by the Book of Order and the Constitution of the Freedom 
Ministry. 



Date , Chair, the Freedom Ministry Advisory Board 



Date , Parish Pastor/Program Director 



Date , Chair, Committee on Ministry 



Date . Stated Clerk. Salem Presbytery 



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APPENDIX F 

1996 CHANGES TN TF.RMS OF CALL: 











LOCATION: 


Ph i 1 "i t\ 

IT 1XX lip 






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Greensboro 


J J 




) Ct _L GL _1_ y 


PPnVTDFD 
ri\u v luijjj 


Pens ion /Medical 






Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


3350 


.00 


Housing All. 


2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 










Tay Hoc 

X CIA UCO • 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


23803 

£l J \J W J 


50 


Total Salafv 


1 

JL 


Years in Position 










LOCATION : 


o cooes 




"R 1 pH cop 




■t JL JL W 1 lW VJiJi i L» d JL X 1 


26434 

A W *I W *T 


00 


Sa "Lairv 

>— > u jl ui. y 




Pension /Medical 

47 1 1 k_) JL w 11/ X JL v» tat X 






Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


3000 


.00 


Housing All. 


2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 






MANSE 




Tax Des. 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


29434 


. 00 


Total Salary 


7 


Years in Position 


NAME: 










Ron 




Bowie 


TT-i T"«;+" 


DUUllC 


14076 


.00 


Salary 


ppovrnFn 

JL X\v> V M. Ls XLiLJ 


Ppnci on /Men 1 i ral 






Social Security 


550.00 


Continuing Ed. 


30000 


.00 


Housing All. 


5300.00 


Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 








Tax Des . 














Vacation 










Study Leave 


44076 


.00 


Total Salary 


2 


Years in Position 


NAME • 






CHURCH : 


LOCATION : 


Charles 




Carter 


r ores u nills 


Hign Point 


48535 


. 00 


Salary 


riuviueu 


rension/neuicai 




. UU 


Social Security 


.00 


Continuing Ed. 


u 


Housing All. 


3300 . 00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 




MANSE 




Tax Des. 






300 


.00 


Prof. Exp.Reimb. 


4 weeks 


Vacation 




2 weeks 


Study Leave 


48835 


.00 


Total Salary 


28 


Years in Position 



101 



NAME: 
Jae 



Chung 



CHURCH: 
First Korean 



LOCATION : 
Greensboro 





nn 


uuiai y 


Qi on r\cs 


Done 1 f> r-» /MoH i pa 1 . 








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9000 


.00 


Housing All. 


5000.00 


Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 


• 








Tax Des 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


30600 


.00 


Total Salary 




Years in Position 








CHURCH : 


LOCATION : 


Robert (Bob) 


UlcVclallU 


Pittsboro / 50% time Pittsboro 


7509 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






bociax becuriuy 


375 . 00 


Continuing Ed. 


6513 


.00 


Housing All. 


1550.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 










1 uA L/CO 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


14022 


.00 


Total ^al arv 


4 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Franklin 






New Creation Coram 


Greensboro 


26034 


.00 




Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Coo i J5 1 C or^i i t* "i ~^T7 
JULlal ucuUI 1 L.y 


600.00 


Continuing Ed. A 


10131 


.00 


Housing All. 




Auto. Expense " 






Fur. & Util. Allow 










Tax Des 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


36165 


.00 


Total Salary 


10 


Years in Position 



NAME: 
Stewart 




Ellis 


CHURCH : LOCATION : 
Trinity - 3/4 time Winston-Salem 


26391 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


750.00 Continuing Ed. 


4200 


.00 


Housing All. 


3000.00 Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 




MANSE 




Tax Des 










4 weeks Vacation 








2 weeks Study Leave 


30591 


.00 


Total Salary 


5 Years in Position 



102 



NAME: 






CHURCH : 


LOCATION : 


Dusty 




Fiedler 


Clemmons - 2/3 time Clemmons 


14027 


.77 


Salary 


rKUV IUcU 


rcnsiun/ ncUICa -L 






Social Security 




ui l u ± 1 1 u _l ny lu • 


9620 


.00 


Housing All. 


1000.00 


Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 










Tax Des. 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


23647 


. 77 


Total Salarv 


8 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Robert 




Fiedler 


Clemmons - 2/3 time Clemmons 


14027 


.77 


Salary 




Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


750 .00 


Continuing Ed. 


9620 


.00 


Housing All. 


1000.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 










Tax Des. 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


^ J U T / 


77 

• it 


iu tai. oaxai y 


8 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Carol 




Fisher 


Hawf ields 


Mebane , NC 


11615 


.00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


850 .00 


Continuing Ed. 


16043 


.00 


Housing All. 


3000 . 00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 










Tax Des . 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


27658 


.00 


Total Salary 


2 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH : 


LOCATION : 


Robert 




Gant , Jr . 


Alamance 


Greensboro , NC 


21074 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


1000.00 


Continuing Ed. 


8000 


.00 


Housing All. 


1700.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 




403(b) Pension/TSA 






Tax Des. 


2400.00 








4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


29074 


.00 


Total Salary 


2 


Years in Position 



103 



NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Robert 




Gof orth 


Cooleemee 


Cooleemee 


20340 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 4 






Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


3000 


.00 


Housing All. 


2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 


. 




MANSE 




Tax Des 














T 7 -a f+ o n s*\T*t 
V dLa LlUIi 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


23340 


.00 


Total Salary 


4 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION : 


J. 




Hall 


Fairmont 


Lexington, NC 


24390 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


7550 


.00 


Housing All. 


2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 


. 








Tax Des 












t WccJ\.o 


V ClUrCt Li \JL 1 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


31940 


.00 


Total Salary 


2 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Holly 




Hayes 


Forest Hills 


Statesville 


17721 


.00 


Salary 


Provided 


1 

Pension/Medical 1 






Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


8500 


.00 


Housing All . 


2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 


. 








Tax Des 










<±\j3\l)) rension/ ion 




V aLa vJii 


900 


.00 




2 weeks 


Study Leave 


27121 


.00 


Total Salary 


2 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION : 


William 




Hayes 


Smyrna Pres. 


Wentworth , NC 


9000 


.00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


250.00 


Continuing Ed. 


2700 


.00 


Housing All. 


2900.00 


Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 






MANSE (YOKE) 


Tax Des 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


11700 


.00 


Total Salary 


11 


Years in Position 



104 



NAME: 
William 



Hayes 



CHURCH : 

Wentworth Pres. 



LOCATION : 
Wentworth 



16920 


.00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


375.00 


Continuing Ed. 






Housing All. 


1800 . 00 


Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 






MANSE (YOKE) 


Tax Des 


* 












Vacation 










Study Leave 


16920 


.00 


loiai odiary 


± JL 




NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION : 


Robert 




Henderson 


Westminster 


Greensboro 


ZD J.D3 


. u u 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


1850.00 


Continuing Ed. 


16000 


.00 


Housing All . 


3120.00 


Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 










Tax Des 














Varat i on 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


42165 


.00 


Total Salary 


3 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION : 


David 




Henry 


Vandal i a 


Greensboro 


23613 


. 00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


1358 . 00 


Continuing Ed. 


14787 


.00 


Housing All. 


2813 .00 


Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 










Tax Des 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


38400 


.00 


Total Salary 


4 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






' ~ — — — 
CHURCH : 


LOCATION: 


Guy 




Hunt 


As bury 


Mt . Airy 


20000 


.00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


750 . 00 


Continuing Ed. 


3000 


.00 


Housing All. 


2900 .00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 






MANSE 




Tax Des 


• 










4 Weeks 


Vacation 








2 Weeks 


Study Leave 


23000 


.00 


Total Salary 





Years in Position 



105 



NAME: 






CHURCH : 


LOCATION: 




George 




Hunter 


Trinity 


Salisbury 




15500 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 








Social Security 


500 . 00 


Continuing Ed. 




4500 


. 00 


Housing All. 


1000 . 00 


Auto. Expense 








Fur. & Util. Allow. 












Tax Des . 














4 weeks 


Vacation 










z weeKS 


btuQy L>eave 




20000 


.00 


Total Salary 


8 


Years in Position 




NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 




Ann 




Jahnes 


UNC— G Campus Min. 


Greensboro 




12444 


.31 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 








Social Security 


1000 . 00 


Continuing Ed. 




16000 


.00 


Housing All. 


2500 . 00 


Auto . Expense 








Fur. & Util. Allow. 


2400.00 


403(b) 








Tax Des . 


929 .29 


Dental Coverage 










4 Weeks 


Vacation 










2 Weeks 


Study Leave 




28444 


.31 


Total Salary 





Years in Position 




NAME : 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 




William 




Jones 


Reid Memorial 


Mooresville 




9600 


. 00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 








Social Security 


380 .00 


Continuing Ed. 




3175 


. 00 


Housing All. 


2800 .00 


Auto . Expense 








Fur. & Util. Allow. 


175.00 










Tax Des . 








400 


.00 


Years of Experience 4 weeks 


Vacation 







.00 




2 weeks 


Study Leave 




1 3 1 7S 


00 


Total Salary 


1 


Years in Position 




NAME: 






CHURCH : 


LOCATION: 




J. 




Kivett 


First Pres. 


Reidsville, NC 




27572 


. 00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 








Social Security 


850.00 


Continuinc Ed. 




11275 


. 00 


Housing All. 


3000.00 


Auto . Expense 








Fur. & Util. Allow. 












Tax Des . 














4 weeks 


Vacation 










2 weeks 


Study Leave 




38847 


.00 


Total Salary 


2 


Years in Position 





106 



NAME: 
Phyllis 



Kort 



CHURCH : 
First 



LOCATION: 
Burlington 



22036 


.00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


500 . 00 


Continuing Ed. 


14688 


.00 


Housing All. 


2400.00 


Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 










Tax Des . 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


36724 


.00 


Total Salary 


10 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


James 




Layman 


Starmount 


Greensboro 


33260 


.00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


1000 .00 


Continuing Ed. 


23280 


.00 


Housing All. 


3120.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 










Tax Des . 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


56540 


.00 


Total Salary 


4 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION : 


Ruth 




Lenger 


Spencer 


Spencer 


19000 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


750 .00 


Continuing Ed. 


3000 


.00 


Housing All. 


2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 






MANSE 




Tax Des. 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


22000 


.00 


Total Salary 


1 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH : 


LOCATION: 


Joel 




Long 


First 


Eden 


30472 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


980.00 


Continuing Ed. 


15200 


.00 


Housing All. 


2640.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 










Tax Des. 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


45672 


.00 


Total Salary 


2 


Years in Position 



107 



NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Robert 




Matthews 


Fieldstone 


Mooresville 


25886 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


1 

Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


2650 


.00 


Housing All. 


4000.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 


• 




MANSE 




Tax Dps 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


28536 


.00 


Total Salary 


12 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION : 


Stephen 




Moss 


Thyatira 


Salisbury 


23500 


.00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


800.00 


Continuing Ed. 


2000 


.00 


Housing All. 


3100.00 


Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 


• 




MANSE 




Tax Des 










403(b) Pension/TSA 


4 weeks 


Vacation 


5462 


.00 




2 weeks 


Study Leave 


30962 


.00 


Total Salary 


3 


Years in Position 



NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


George 




Murray , IV 


First 


Kernersville 


20465 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


6754 


.00 


Housing All. 


2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 










Tax Des 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


27219 


.00 


Total Salary 


5 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Sara 




McGregor, Jr. 


Siler City 


Siler City 


19000 


.00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


3000 


.00 


Housing All. 


2000 .00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow 


• 




MANSE 




Tax Des 










Personal Annunity 


4 weeks 


Vacation 


1000 


.00 




2 weeks 


Study Leave 


23000 


.00 


Total Salary 


3 


Years in Position 



108 



NAME: 






CHURCH : 


LOCATION: 


Mary 




McNeal 


Faith 


Greensboro 


16068 


. 00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


1250 .00 


Continuing Ed. 


12000 


. 00 


Housing All. 


2900.00 


Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 










Tax Des. 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


stuay Lieave 


28068 


. 00 


Total Salary 





Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION : 


Lisa 




Nelson 


Prospect (3/4 time) Mooresville 


16364 


.00 


Salary 




Ppnsior /Medical 






Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


10000 


.00 


Housing All. 


2350.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 










Tax Des. 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


26364 


.00 


Total Salary 


2 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION : 


Andral 




Plexico 


Hawf ields 


Mebane 


22804 


.00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


772.00 


Continuing Ed. 


9315 


.00 


Housing All. 


8755.00 


Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 






MANSE 




Tax Des . 










Dental 


4 weeks 


Vacation 


A Q "5 


. UU 




2 weeks 


Study Leave 


32601 


.00 


Total Salary 


23 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION : 


Phillip 




Pogue 


Glendale Springs/ 


Laurel Fork 


20669 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


3350 


.00 


Housing All. 


2900 . 00 


Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 






MANSE 




Tax Des . 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


24019 


.00 


Total Salary 


8 


Years in Position 



109 



Vi r\i L Hi • 








T DPATTDN • 

La <J r. X . 


XA i a a 1 
rl -L <— lid fcr X 




Pni il nc 


r lisi. Associate 


ul cells X. U 


1 Qfinn 

loUUU 


n n 
. uu 






7 f 

rcnoion/ rieu.xt^a.x 






juoidi oecuriLy 


13UU . UU 


LuriLinuing lu • 








Z U U U • UU 








Fur. & Util. Allow 




p ! 






Tax Des 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


30000 


.00 


Total Salary 


3 


Years in Position 



NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Leland 




Richardson 


First 


Mocksville 


26171 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


2104 .00 


Continuing Ed. 


21977 


.00 


Housing All. 


5500.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 










Tax Des. 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


48148 


. 00 


Total Salary 


25 


Years in Position 


NAME * 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION : 


James 




Rissmiller 


Community in Christ Greensboro ^ 


30330 

J U J J V 


. 00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 








1100.00 


Continuing Ed. 


17400 


00 




3000.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 




One weekend vacation 






Tax Des. 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


47730 


.00 


Total Salary 


17 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION : 


Victor 




Scott 


Greenwood 


Reidsville 


20000 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


3000 


.00 


Housing All. 


2900.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 


1000.00 


Dental Ins . 


MANSE 




Tax Des. 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


23000 


.00 


Total Salary 




Years in Position 



110 



NAME : 






S> TTT | 1 ] T_T . 

CHURCH : 


LULA1 J.UIN . 


usnnis 




oeoesan 


First 


Lcxin^Lun 


32140 . 


00 


Salary 


1 A A *> C\ 

14420 


.tension/ Meaicai 






Social Security 


1200.00 


continuing r.a . 


23300 . 


00 


Housing All. 


4200 . 00 


Auto . Expense 






r ur . & Utll. Allow 


» 




MANSE 




Tax Des . 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


55440. 


00 


Total Salary 




Years in Position 


NAME : 






CHURCH I 




Billy 




Sosebee 


Second 


Lexington 


25750 . 


00 


Salary 


Provided 


ir ens i on/ neci j. c a jl 


2561 . 


00 


Social Security 


4120.00 


continuing .na . 


7725 . 


00 


Housing All. 




Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 










Tax Des . 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


36036 . 


00 


Total Salary 


3d 


Years in Fosiiion 


NAME : 






CHURCH : 


LjUL.A1 xujn . 


Laura 




Spangler 


lrinity Jrres . 




6354 . 


00 


Salary 


PROVID.E.D 


ire ns ion/ neaicai 






Social Security 


375 . 00 


continuing ha . 


8475 . 


00 


Housing All. 


1450.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 




* 






Tax Des . 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


14829 . 


00 


Total Salary 


1 


Years in Position 








CHURCH : 


LiOCAI ION : 


Ma >~V 

rla J7A. 






Crestwood 




lyuuu . 


00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


JUUU . 


oo 


Housing All. 


2900.00 


Auto. Expense 






r ur . ic uuii. Allow. 






MANSE 




Tax Des. 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


22000 . 


00 


Total Salary 




Years in Position 



111 



NAME: 
Larry 



Summey 



CHURCH : 
Franklin 



LOCATION: 
Salisbury 



17319.00 Salary 

Social Security 
13125.00 Housing All. 

Fur. & Util. Allow 
Tax Des . 



30444.00 Total Salary 



Provided Pension/Medical 
750.00 Continuing Ed. 
2800.00 Auto. Expense 



4 weeks Vacation 
2 weeks Study Leave 

4 Years in Position 



NAME : 






CHURCH : 


LOCATION : 


David 




Sutton 


Guilford Park 


Greensboro 


30680 

J \J u u u 


. 00 


> u -i. cx x. y 


Pfnvi H (=>H 

XT 1. \-J V XUCU 


Pens ion /Medical 








780 00 


Continuino Ed . 


1 7680 


00 


nil . 


7S00 00 


Auto . ExDsnse 






Fur. & Util Allow 










Tax Des . 










Group Term Life Ins 


4 weeks 


Vacation 


240 


.00 




2 weeks 


Study Leave 


48600 


.00 


Total Salary 


1 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION : 


Erich 




Thompson 


Stannount, Assoc. 


Greensboro i 


22807 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


1000.00 


Continuing Ed. 


21913 


.00 


Housing All. 


1500.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 










Tax Des . 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


44720 


.00 


Total Salary 


1 


Years in Position 



NAME: 
Dan 




Thornton 


CHURCH: LOCATION: 
Second Presbyterian Salisbury, NC 


17430 


.00 


Salary 


Provided Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


750.00 Continuing Ed. 


9315 


.00 


Housing All. 


2900.00 Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 








Tax Des . 








403(b) 


4 weeks Vacation 


4140 


.00 




2 weeks Study Leave 


30885 


.00 


Total Salary 


1 Years in Position 



112 



NAME: 
Norman 



Whitney 



CHURCH: 
Bethany 



LOCATION : 
Graham 



24000 


.00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


850.00 


Continuing Ed. 






Housing All. 


4000 . 00 


Auto. Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 






MANSE 




( 30001 Tax Des . 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


24000 


. 00 


Total Salary 


27 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Stephen 




Wilkins 


Third Creek 


Cleveland 


22689 


.00 


Salary 


Provided 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


750.00 


Continuing Ed. 


3630 


. 00 


Housing All. 


2900 . 00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 






MANSE 




Tax Des . 










Dental-Full Family 


4 weeks 


Vacation 


929 


. 00 


4 weeks 


Study Leave 


27248 


.00 


Total Salary 


2 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION : 


Paul 




Woodall, Jr. 


Bethel 


McLeansville 


25200 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


550.00 


Continuing Ed. 


3250 


.00 


Housing All. 


2500 . 00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 


0.00 




MANSE 




Tax Des . 












4 weeks 


Vacation 


300 


.00 


Disability Ins. 


2 weeks 


Study Leave 


28750 


.00 


Total Salary 


21 


Years in Position 


NAME: 






CHURCH: 


LOCATION: 


Richard 




Wurst , Jr . 


Stony Creek 


Burlington 


25400 


.00 


Salary 


PROVIDED 


Pension/Medical 






Social Security 


1400.00 


Continuing Ed. 


«5 o f\ r> 
ZJUU 


. uu 


Housing All. 


3600.00 


Auto . Expense 






Fur. & Util. Allow. 


1500.00 


Prof . Exp . /Flex . Spen . 


MANSE 




Tax Des . 












4 weeks 


Vacation 








2 weeks 


Study Leave 


27700 


.00 


Total Salary 


5 


Years in Position 



113 



INDEX 



Annual Statistical Report Summary, 1995 78 

Committees, Reports of 

Budget & Finance Committee 67 

Committee on Ministry 73 

Council 60 

Examinations Committee 70 

Goals & Evaluation Committee 65 

Cluster Concept 87 

Nominating Committee 66 

Stewardship Education Committee 69 

Worship & Music Committee 65 

Covenant for Racial Justice 65 

Enrollment 56 

Freedom Ministry of Salem Presbytery 99 

Ministers 

Changes in Terms of Call 101 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Appointment of 

Thomas Allen Huff, Jr 73 

Francis James Rivers 71 

Joe L. Spears 75 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Minutes of 

Jae Heung Chung 85 

Guy W. Hunt, Jr 85 

Victor C Scott 86 

Dennis J. Sebesan 86 

Dismissals 

Nathan L. Byrd 74 

William Metzel 74 

Dissolutions of Pastoral Relationships 

Grant M Sharp 75 

Memorials of 

Watt M. Cooper 76 

John E. Eliason 68 

Reception of 

Thomas Allen Huff, Jr 71 

Angus McGregor 73 

Francis James Rivers 70 



114 



Release from Exercise of Ordained Office 

Ethel C. Simonetti 76 

Retirement of 

Donald E. Lannon 74 

J. Roger Marrow 75 

Grant M. Sharp 75 

Omnibus Motion 60 

Presbytery Policies 

Amendments Study & Recommendation Committee 63 

General Assembly Overtures 63 

Honoraria 62 

Service of Honorable Retirement 

Donald E. Lannon 69 



115 



VOLUME VIII 



NUMBER 3 



Minutes of 




THIRTY-FIRST STATED MEETING 

LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
July 20, 1996 



41 



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MINUTES OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 



THIRTY-FIRST STATED MEETING 

LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 

July 20, 1996 



OFFICERS 



Moderator N. N. Fleming, III 

Moderator-in-Nomination Patricia F. Stewart 

Stated Clerk John M. Handley 

Recording Clerk Robert M. Matthews 



PRESBYTERY'S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk 
Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer 
Associate Presbyter for Congregational Life 
Associate Presbyter for Care and 

Development of Leadership 
Interim Hunger Action Enabler 
Assocoate for Camp Ministries 
Associate for Camps and Conferences 
Administrative Assistant 
Executive Secretary 
Bookkeeper 
Receptionist/Secretary 
Secretary 



John M. Handley 

Willie D. Garvin 
Hewon Han 



A Michael Warren 
James H. Banbury 
Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 
Paul Ransford 
Esther Preston 
Phyllis Plyler 
Sara Williams 
Judy Brock 
Brenda Nance 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 Lewisville-Clemmons Road 
Suite 308 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
Phone: (910) 766-3393 
FAX: (910) 766-7153 



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1 



THIRTY-FIRST STATED MEETING 
MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 

LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
July 20, 1996 



The Thirty-First Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery, held on Saturday, July 20, 1996, at Lexington Senior 
High School and hosted by the Fairmont, Lexington Second, and Shady Side Presbyterian Churches, was called 
to order by Moderator N. N. Fleming, III at 9:00 a.m. He led the opening prayer, and the Presbytery joined 
in a service of Worship and Communion. The liturgists were the Reverend James A. Mitcham, Jr., Stated 
Supply of Shady Side Church and the Reverend J. Randy Hall, Pastor of Fairmont Church. The Reverend 
Billy F. Sosebee, pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Lexington, preached the sermon entitled, "Berean 
Solution." The pianist was Mrs. Celia Stalvey, and the Oak Ridge Men were guest musicians. 



ENROLLMENT 



Commissioners 
Elders 
Ministers 



136 
82 



Corresponding Members 

Ministers 

Church Educators 4 



Administrative Staff 
Non-Commissioners 

Visitors 



Total 



3 

88 
313 



The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-G 

Wyatt Aiken, Jr., Linda L. Blessing, Ernest M Bradford, George C. Carpenter, Carole F. Chase, Frank C. 
Collier, Dale W. Davidson, Stewart E. Ellis, Robert C. Evans, III, Carlton A. G. Eversley, Jeffrey J. Falter, 
Carol C. Fisher, James T. Frazier, E. B. Freeman, Robert O. Freeman, Robert M Gant, Robert J. Goforth, 
Lucius A. Gray. 

H-M 

J. Randy Hall, Hewon Han, John M. Handley, Holly D. Hayes, William C. Hayes, James Henderson, David 
L. Henry, Thomas Allen Huff, Jr., George Hunter, Ann B. Jahnes, Robert S. Jeffords, Sr., William Jones, 
Alyce M. Kelly, J. David Kivett, Morton Kurtz, David Lee-Andrews, William J. MacDonald, Robert M. 
Matthews, Angus W. McGregor, Sam E. McGregor, Jr., Mary C. McNeal, Judson J. Milam, John L. 
Milholland, E. Thomas Miller, James A. Mitcham, William H. Morrison, Stephen A. Moss. 



116 



N-Z 



Gail Porter Nelson, J. Herbert Nelson, Lisa T. Nelson, David C. Partington, S. Curtis Patterson, Jamie Bibee 
Pharr, Catherine J. Reed, Leland A. Richardson, Raymond W. Riddleberger, James M. Rissmiller, Francis J. 
Rivers, Jeannette G. Rodenbough, Dennis J. Sebesan, Jeffrey D. Smith, Paul R. Snell, Stevan A- Snipes, Billy 
F. Sosebee, Laura M. Spangler, Joe L. Spears, William F. Stephens, ITJ, Samuel Stevenson, Patricia F. Stewart, 
Larry E. Summey, David H. Sutton, Erich W. Thompson, Dan M. Thorton, John G. Truitt, Jr., Robert L. 
Turner, A. Michael Warren, William C. Weckerly, Norman M. Whitney, Sr., John A. Wilkerson, Jr., Daniel 
C. Wilkers, Frank C. Wilkinson, William T. Wing, EI, Richard S. Wurst, Jr., Christopher E. Zorn. 



The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

James H. Allen, Jonathan C. Barker, Philip A. Beck, Jesse W. Bledsoe, Ronald L. Bowie, L. Adlai Boyd, John 
C. Brearley, Janet B. Briscoe, David M. Cameron, Kathryn J. Cameron, Charles R. Carter, Jae Heung Chung, 
M. Gray Clark, Robert E. Cleveland, Virginia Ann Cowfer, William J. Cowfer, Max E. Deal, William Riche 
DeLong, Barbara E. Dua, Christopher F. East, Dusty K. Fiedler, Robert A. Fiedler, MuiV L. Gardiner, Philip 
R. Gehman, David C. Heil, Fredrick R. Horner, Robert M. Howard, Joanne R. Hull, Guy W. Hunt, Jr., Kurt 
W. Johnston, Phyllis M. H. Kort, Thomas K Lane, William F. Lawrence, Jr., Robert E. Lee, David E. 
Leininger, Ruth Ann B. Lenger, Robert M. Lewis, S. Edwin Lewis, B. Paul Lindsey, Joel M Long, James M. 
Mauldin, James F. Miller, Lisa M. Mullen, George H. Murray, IV, Steve Macon Pharr, Joseph L. Pickard, A. 
B. Plexico, Russell H. RitcheL Jr., Victor C. Scott, A. Carter Shelley, R. Page Shelton, Rockwell P. Ward, 
Stephen H. Wilkins, Charles Williams, J. Gordon Williams, James K. Wilson, Jr., R. Scott Woodmansee. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Alonza M. Alexander, Lawrence W. Avent, J. Lawrence Ayers, Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr., James H. Banbury, 
Dwight Lee Barker, Edwin C. Brammer, Jr., Warren C. Brannon, William Brown, Malcolm M. Bullock, David 
H. Burr, George S. Calhoun, Cecil C. Callis, William H. Chappell, L. B. Colquitt, Jr., Herbert H. Culler, Ares 
Davidian, Frank A. Davison, F. Marion Dick, C. Wayne Dixon, Norris L. Fellows, Charles G. Fitzpatrick, 
Joseph W. Flora, Robert L. Forbis, Jr., William H Foster, Jr., Milton M. Foust, Samuel R. Fudge, Harold E. 
Fuller, Jr., Joseph M. Garrison, J. Stimson Hawkins, Dewitt F. Helm, Everett A. Hewlett, Z. N. Holler, John 
S. Johnson, Henry J. Keating, William R. Knox, Julian Lake, Donald E. Lannon, William F. Long, Wilkes D. 
Macaulay, J. Roger Marrow, James M Mc Darnel, Charles T. McKee, Lacy V. McPherson, Allen C. McSween, 
Donald Mimbs, K Moser Misenheimer, H. Reid Montgomery, Allen E. Morrison, Joseph B. Mullin, Robert 
E. Osman, Darrell A. Parker, Joseph K Parker, Jr., O. W. Perrell, George A. Ploger, W. Clark Porter, HI, 
Donald G. Price, John A. Redhead, Jr., Catherine J. Reed, Gerald N. Reiff, William C. Rhodes, Jr., Paul S. 
Ryoo, Lester E. Sheppard, William R. Smith, UJ, Jamie D. Stimson, Ernest L. Stoffel, Harry S. Thomas, 
William D. Varker, Stanley M. Voth, Harold F. Waldruff, Roy E. Watts, Worth N. Watts, Robert S. Wells, 
John C. Whitley, John A. Womeldorf, William J. Wrenn, Jr. 



The following Ministers were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Robert A. Bryant, Robert E. Button, Frederick A. R Coates, O. Leighton Culler, Kermit W. Dancy, Frank 
M. Dew, James A. Dickens, M. Susan Dobyns, Lou McAlister East, Larry W. Freeman, Sherron K George, 
Carter B. Gillespie, Scott C. Girard, Margret L. Henderson, Robert W. Henderson, Robert W. Herron, 
Cynthia R. Higgins, Walter W. King, James E. Layman, Z. Bradford Long, Steve A. Martin, Stephen P. 
McCutchan, Molly Dotson Morgan, Richard R. Osmer, Franlin L. Partridge, III, Michael J. Poulos, Marie P. 
Reed, Paul N. Ridolfi, Grant M Sharp, Jerold D. Shetler, Jerry M. Smith, Mark T. Stewart, John B. Talmage, 
Al F. Thomas, Jr., Glenn C. Thomason, W. Russell Ward, Jr., Kellie E. Weekley-Mills, Benjamin F. Williams. 



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The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their representative(s): 
A-F 

Alamance Ralph Hobbs, Mark Van Dorn, Allen Temple Virginia Mott, Asheboro First G. Douglas Aitken, 
Jr., Bill Batten, Bethany Linda McAuley, Bethel Jim Flippin, Bethesda fRuffin) Carolyn A Harrelson, 
Anthony Hodges, Bethesda fStatesville) Allen Cook, Beulah Elizabeth R. Scott, Bixbv Carter Robertson, 
Boone First Frank Hamilton, Buffalo Parks H. Norman, Jr., Burlington First Linda Mason, Calvary Margaret 
S. Marks, Fred Tatum, Cameron John C. Chambers, Centre William R. Pope, Church of the Covenant Nancy 
J. Schaefer, Clemmons Roger Squire, Clio Adrian Dobson, Collinstown Darrell Mitchell, Community in Christ 
Betty M. Pierson, Cooleemee Grier C. Waller, Covenant Mary Young, Cross Roads Annie Lee Young, 
Dellabrook Sonya D. Penn, Dogwood Acres Anne B. Neely, El Bethel Jack Dyer, Elkin Ralph Lanier, 
Fairmont Colleen Story, Faith Virginia Cornet, Fieldstone Jack Ramey, Don Smith, Fifth Creek Shirley 
Stroud, Flat Rock Karen E. Vernon, Forest Hills Bob Brenner, Forest Park Pauline Little Fisher, Francisco 
Octavia Edwards, Franklin Jim Lee, Freedom Minni e Dobbins, Wilma Norman. 

G-M 

Grace Pauline Fulton, Doris Moore, Graham Bill Cooke, Greensboro First Jack R. Brantley, John A Edwards, 
Isabel Gillespie, Laura Pitts, Richard Wharton, Greenwood Bill Livesay, Edgar Smith, Griers Donna B. 
Kimbro, Guilford Park David Barnes, George Setzer, Hawfields Robert Gibson, Nanette Pedelty, High Point 
First Bill Hylton, Sam Kasias, Chuck Woudstra, Highland Sarah Ashburn, Ruby Simmons, Hills Janice Yopp, 
Immanuel John Brown, Jamestown Barbara Bentley, Tony Wingler, John Calvin Ruth Jenkins, Martha West, 
Lexington First Robert T. Oates, Jr., Rebecca Sullivan, Lexington Second Bobbie Helmstetler, Llovd Estella 
McFadden, Vera Williams, Logan Clayton Tatum, John Tatum, Madison Charles Rodenbough, Mebane James 
Bailey, Memorial Kay Alychick, Arlina Ray, Mocksville First Wilson A Sherrill, II, Mooresville First David 
E. Byers, C. P. Chappell, Walter H. Jones, Jr., Mt. Tabor Roy L. Carruth, John Heaggans, Constance Purcell. 

N-Z 

New Salem Helen L. Hunter, North Wilkesboro Jeff Gray, Carl Page, Betty R. Thompson, Oak Ridge David 
Lane, Old Town Richard E. Cain, Parkway Marti Lohmeyer, Pilot Mountain First Freddy D. Smith, Pine Ridge 
Debbie Brinkley, Pittsboro Charles Cameron, Edith C. Wasko, Presbvterv Moderator N. N. Fleming, III, 
Prospect Nell Clinard, Lowell K. Duty, Reidsville First Jim Murray, Anne Scott, St. Andrews Katy Hansen, 
St. James Louise F. Cummings, Catherin Rankin, Rosa Yourse, St. Paul ('Greensboro') Howard Williams, St. 
Paul (High Point) Calvin Scaife, Salisbury First Rip Collins, Ed Cook, Larry Ford, Salisbury Second Lex Allen, 
Sandv Ridge Terry N. Harris, Shadv Side Charles England, Shallowford Mary Kay Johnson, Smyrna Mitcheal 
Dixon, Sparta Ruth Hardyman, Starmount Laura H. Hunt, Manning Farting, Stony Creek James M. Teague, 
Tabor Joyce M. Trivette, Third Creek John Steele, Jr., Thomasville First Phil Griffin, Thvatira at Mill Bridge 
Georgia McCorkle, Trinity ("Salisbury) Ezra C. Gilliam, Trinity ("Winston-Salem) Jean Sawyer, Unity Donnie 
Whitesides, Wentworth W. D. Sherron, Westminster f Burlington) George L. Turner, Whispering Pines Jim 
G. Taylor, Winston-Salem First Robert Hartsell, Joyce Riddle Neely, James S. Price, Harold E. Wingert, 
Yadkin United Donald Tate, Thomas O. Vinson. 



The following Churches were excused from having representatives at this meeting of Presbytery: 

Asbury, Danbury Community, Eden First, Glendale Springs, Gulf, Kernersville First, Koren First, Laurel Fork, 
ML Vernon Springs, Pleasant Grove, Sedgefield, Shiloh (Statesville), Spencer, Trinity (Elon College), 
Vandalia. 



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The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Baird's Creek, Bethany (Graham), Boonville First, Church of the Cross, Cleveland, Concord, Crestwood, 
Ebenezer, Edward Webb Memorial, Elmwood, Fellowship, Glenwood, Hope View, Joyce, Lansing, Little Joe's, 
Love Valley, Milton, Mocksville Second, Ml Airy First, Ml Jefferson, Ml Vernon, New Creation Community, 
Oakland, Oakview, Old Providence, Peak Creek, Piedmont, Pine Hall, Randolph, Red House, Reid Memorial, 
Riverview, Rumple Memorial, Shiloh (Burlington), Siler City, Southminster, Speedwell, Springwood, Statesville 
First, Stoneville, Taylorsville, Westminster (Greensboro), Yadkinville, Yanceyville. 



The following Church Educators were enrolled: 

Rebekah Lee-Andrews, Greg McGehee, Rebecca McKee, Nancy O'Dell. 



The following Administrative Staff were present: 
Willie D. Garvin, Phyllis L. Plyler, Esther K Preston. 



The following Visitors were registered: 

Barry Barber, Karl L. Barkly, John E. Barney, Annie Miller Bates, Nellie M. Bescher, Amanda Bethea, Gemar 
Broune, Joyce Brown, Ann Byerly, Marian Cameron, Margaret C. Carr, Roy P. Carr, J. P. Carruth, Jeanne 
Cockrell, Yvonne Cockerham, Greta Connor, Walter Culbertson, Martha Dobson, Tess Dyer, Virginia 
Edmiston, W. J. Edmiston, Lavinia Evans, Jim Ferrell, Gordon Finley, Delaine Fleming, Robert Gilchrist, 
Marion D. Gilliam, Betty Glud, Brenda Granderson, Luella J. Graves, Juan Guthrie, Valerie Guthrie, Vallie 
Guthrie, Donna Han, Chris Henry, Fran Black Holland, Rebecca Howery, Ted Humphrey, Catrelia Hunter, 
David Jones, Colleen Kennedy, Marsha Knox, Bob Kollar, Vimal Sam Lawrence, Christie Leininger, Kris 
Leroy, Bob Lohmeyer, Betty Lowrance, Bill Lowrance, Hazel McNeely, Annie P. McRae, Paige Midgett, James 
Miles, Jane Miller, Ray Mims, Mary N. Mitcham, Betty Morrison, Margaret Parker, Sandra M. Pate, W. 
Patrick Pate, Byron Penn, Bettie M. Penyman, Ann Preston, George K Preston, HI, Lois Price, Rainey 
Ratchford, Fay Redding, Julia M. Richmond, Brenda Robertson, Chis Rodenbough, Brian Rummage, Jane 
SchobeL Jim Schobel, Sarah G. Sharpe, Pat Stephens, Dorena Stevenson, C. Powell Sykes, Johnny L. Torrence, 
Carolyn Turner, Betty R. Wall, Hubert Wall, Fred N. Ward, Marjorie J. Ward, Muriel Ward, Elizabeth WesL 
Murray M. White, Jr., Gayle Whitehead, Bobby Whitesides. 



QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum was present for conducting the business of the Presbytery. 



DOCKET 

The Docket was presented by Murray White, Moderator of Council. 



ACTION: 

1. The Docket for the Thirty-First Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was adopted. (Appendix 
A pp. 146-147.) 



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OMNIBUS MOTION 



Murray White, Council Moderator, presented the Omnibus Motion. Following opportunity for the removal 
of items, the Omnibus Motion was approved in a single vote. The recommendations so approved appear in 
the reports of the persons or committees making them and are identified by OM designation in the left 
margin. 

WELCOME 

The Governing Body was welcomed by the Reverend J. Randy Hall, pastor of the Fairmont Presbyterian 
Church. Information regarding the facilities and arrangements for the meeting were presented. The 
Moderator welcomed Elders attending Presbytery for the first time. 

ECUMENICAL VISITOR 

The Reverend Bill Sosebee introduced the Ecumenical Visitor, Gayle Whitehead, Executive Director of 
Ecumenical Social Ministries, who spoke briefly to the Presbytery regarding the work of the Ecumenical Social 
Ministries. 



COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the Presbytery and recommended 
referrals as appropriate. (Summary of Communications, Appendix B, pp. 148-149.) 

MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 
The Minutes of Commissions to Ordain and/or Install Pastors were admitted to record. (Appendix C, p. 150.) 

PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 
Murray White, Jr., Moderator 

Your Council has met twice since the last Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery. 

ACTIONS REPORTED BY COUNCIL: 

1. Minutes of the February 10, 1996, Presbytery Meeting were approved. 

2. Minutes of the April 23, 1996, Presbytery Meeting were approved. 

3. Camp New Hope received a request from a land developer to buy a portion of Camp New Hope's 
property which was originally given to the camp by the New Hope Presbyterian Church. Acting as 
Trustees of Salem Presbytery, the Council approved the recommendation of the Camp Committee to 
deed the land back to the New Hope Presbyterian Church. 

4. Council, in consultation with moderators of appropriate groups (such as Small Church, Budget and 
Finance, Church Development, Black Caucus, and Staffing Task Force), will appoint a Task Force to 
study the Lloyd Pastor and Racial Justice Advocate Proposal. 



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5. Council concurred with a recommendation from the Personnel Committee to grant a Salem Staff 
Enrichment Day on September 6, at which time the office will be closed. 

6. Council approved the request of the Hunger Committee to send the following amounts to Presbytery's 
partnerships in compliance with Pennies for Hunger/Two-Cents-A-Meal Guidelines: 

$20,000 to Zaire 

$24,000 to Kwahu Presbytery, Ghana 

7. Acting as Trustees, Council concurred with the recommendation of the Joint Outdoor Ministry 
Committee of Camp Grier that a utility right-of-way for Public Service Company of North Carolina 
across Camp Grier property to install a 12" gas pipeline be granted for the financial consideration of 
$1,050 offered in the "Agreement' 1 and $855 damage relief as offered in the "Advance Construction 
Damage Release." All financial consideration realized by this transaction is to be directed to Camp 
Grier to be applied to the completion of the dining hall addition. 

8. Council concurred with the request of the Social Justice Committee to have up to two and one-half 
hours on the October Presbytery Docket. 

9. Council approved the sending of a letter to all our churches concerning the burning of the historic, 
former sanctuary of the Matthews-Murkland Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. 

10. Council endorsed a proposed Commissioners' Resolution to the 208th General Assembly as authored 
by the Black Caucus. It will be forwarded to our Commissioners for possible introduction to the 
Assembly. 

11. Council approved the appointment of Alyce Kelly to the Synod Planning Committee For Racism 
Symposium. 

12. Acting as Trustees, Council approved the purchasing of a piece of property for $100,000 by the Pittsboro 
Presbyterian Church and the borrowing of up to $60,000 from a local bank for said purpose. 

13. Council approved the request of Presbyterian Women to serve Communion at their Spiritual Enrichment 
Retreat August 4, 1996, at Lenoir Rhyne College. 

14. The Executive Committee was given the authority to appoint a Stewardship Task Force as proposed by 
the Budget and Finance Committee. 



INFORMATION FROM COUNCIL: 

1. Mack Dagenhart, John Handley, and Alyce Kelly attended a meeting at Davidson College to discuss a 
covenant between Davidson College, Salem Presbytery, and other Presbyteries. Mack is now serving on 
the writing team to develop such a covenant. 

2. The Presbytery of New Hope Foundation approved the request of the Springwood Presbyterian Church 
concerning a change in the annual payments being made to the Springwood Church under the terms of 
the Trust established by the D. P. Foust Will. The Foundation will take steps to petition the Guilford 
County Superior Court to change the terms of the Will in order to allow a distribution to the 
Springwood Presbyterian Church of seventh-five percent of the annual income from Springwood's 
portion of the Foust Estate. The remaining twenty-five percent will be reinvested in the principle. 

3. The Buffalo Church requested and received an endorsement of a project which they are undertaking. 
They are asking that funds from the Presbyterian Women's Birthday Offering and Thank Offering be 
granted to the church in order to employ the Adult Center for Enrichment of Greensboro to run the 
program for the adult day care center which is to be housed in Buffalo's old manse. 



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4. Council noted the necessity for a replacement of Salem's Youth Advisory Delegate to the 208th General 
Assembly. The YAD will be Amanda Bethea, Grace Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem. Ben Gentry 
of Speedwell Church was unable to attend at the last minute. 

COUNCIL CONCURS WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS; 
1. Council concurred with the recommendations of the Budget and Finance Committee. 



Council presented the following Covenant for Direct Giving ("Revenue Neutral Transfer") proposed by its 
representatives at a Synod Funding Consultation held March 28-29, 1996. 

Covenant for Direct Giving ("Revenue Neutral Transfer") of 
Mission/Program Funds to Specified Agencies/Institutions of the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

L Salem Presbytery covenants with the presbyteries listed on the attached schedule A and with 
the agencies/institutions included to give mission funds formerly routed through Synod directly at 
the levels indicated for the years 1997, 1998, and 1999, if the way be clear; and, 



2. Salem Presbytery pledges its openness to consider the continuation of such direct giving at 
a renegotiated level, agreed to after a full review with Synod and our partner presbyteries in 1999; 
and, 

3. Salem Presbytery recognizes the other agencies/institutions presently endorsed by the Synod 
as validated mission causes to our churches even though not included in our presbytery's direct 
giving commitments; and, 

4. Salem Presbytery covenants with the Synod and our presbytery partners to continue at least 
our 1996 giving levels through 1999 to Mission/Program budgets of Synod (minus the direct giving 
amount of S 96.401 specified on the schedule comprising Attachment A); and, 

5. Salem Presbytery covenants with our Synod and presbytery partners to work openly and with 
earnest prayer for God's guidance to continue to clarify and stabilize the role and mission of the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic; and, 

6. Salem Presbytery further covenants with these partners to encourage our leaders and all our 
congregations to regularly pray for the Reverend Dr. Carroll Jenkins and other Synod staff, as well 
as the volunteer leaders of Synod and of each of our covenanting partner presbyteries. 

Adopted by Presbytery, this day of , 1996. 

According to the proposal, effective January 1, 1997, the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic would cease funding some 
24 institutions and agencies. The individual presbyteries have been requested to assume such funding, based 
on a numerical formula, that would assure each agency or institution financial support for the next three years 
(1997-1999). Which agency/institution would receive support from which presbytery, and to what extent, is 
derived from an informal formula prepared in 1994 by Presbytery Executives. These are seven 
agencies/institutions which Salem Presbytery would support and a projected amount of funding. 



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ACTION: 

2. Salem Presbytery declined to approve the Covenant for Direct Giving ("Revenue Neutral 
Transfer") of Mission/Program Funds to Specified Agencies/Institutions of the Synod of the 
Mid-Atlantic. 



The Staffing Task Force of Council 

The Task Force has researched carefully the situation which prompted the Council to call us to this task. 
We have come to understand that Katy Reed's retirement was the occasion, but not the real catalyst We 
believe that the situation facing Salem is the same one that prompted Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery (St. Louis 
area) to enter the following assessment in their 1992 Minutes: 

"The Presbytery Staff Volunteer in Mission Program is in response to the following: 

1. Expectations that the mission of the presbytery will continue to be challenging, complex, and 
multi-faceted. 

2. Competition for limited financial resources will increase in the years ahead, including staff 
compensation. 

3. Experienced and skillful persons whose income needs are being met in other ways will 
welcome the opportunity to make a professional contribution to the presbytery's mission 
without salary." 

Those three descriptions are already a demonstrable pan of Salem's experience. Giddings-Lovejoy (105 
Churches; 30,000 members) is somewhat comparable to Salem demographically. 

The Staff VIM Concept 

The Presbytery Volunteer In Mission Staff concept simply described, calls for a combination of paid staff 
(either full-time or part-time) and VIM staff (part-time with only expenses and continuing education paid). 
The VIM staff would be considered to be Presbytery Staff subject to Salem's personnel policies. They would 
be treated in every way as paid staff, except without financial compensation. VTM Staff terms would be one 
year renewable for additional year(s) after annual review and re-election. The focus, weight, and scope of 
responsibilities would vary with the positions. 

Availability of VIM Candidates 

The Task Force believes this concept of staffing by Volunteers In Mission (VTMs) has great promise for 
Salem. Given the high level of commitment and skill of those who serve or have served on Salem's committee 
structure, we believe there will be those who will step forward for consideration as VIM Staff. This is 
particularly true of retired persons. 

Costs 

In terms of economics, the presbyteries who are presently using this approach to increasing staff 
availability tell us they are getting more skilled help for less cost! Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery's highest 
budget figure for a one-half time VTM (expenses and continuing education) is $6,000. They have six part-time 
VTM Staff, two full-time paid staff, and five support staff (one part-time). 



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The initial phase would be covered by a $10,000 item budgeted for the Hunger Action Enabler. The 
first position would be the Hunger Action Enabler with others proposed by the Personnel Committee through 
the Council. 



ACTION: 

3. Presbytery postponed consideration of the Volunteer In Ministry question until the October 
22, 1996, meeting of Salem Presbytery. 



PATHWAYS PRESENTATION 

Rebecca McKee narrated an amusing skit by other members of the Committee encouraging churches to attend 
the Pathways event on October 14, 1996, at Parkway Presbyterian Church. A select team of burned out 
"church bunnies" demonstrated the rejuvenating effect of Pathways to keep them "going and going and going!" 

WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES COMMITTEE 
Christie Leininger, Moderator 

George Carpenter led the Presbytery in a service of commissioning twenty-three representatives from 12 
different Salem Presbytery churches who will be traveling to Mexico to build the second floor onto the 
Christian Education building of the Templo Presbiteriano de Divino Maestro in the town of Jose Maria 
Morelos, Mexico. There will be two groups of workers: ten will be working August 3-10 and thirteen others 
will be working August 10 - 17. The following are the travelers and the churches they represent: 



Barry Barber 


Church of the Covenant 


Rev. Mary McNeal 


Faith 


Sandra Pate 


Faith 


Linda Mason 


First - Burlington 


Rev. Hank Keating 


First - Winston-Salem 


Hubert Wall 


First - Thomasville 


Rev. Curtis Patterson 


First - Thomasville 


Kelly LaGuardia 


First - Thomasville 


Billy Caudle 


First - Thomasville 


Desiree Dyer 


First - Thomasville 


Jenny Owens 


Guilford Park 


Billy Shomaker 


North Wilkesboro 


Gordon Finley 


North Wilkesboro 


Lavinia Evans 


Oak Ridge 


Rebecca Howery 


Parkway 


Chis Rodenbough 


Pine HaU 


Colleen Kennerly 


Prospect 


Christie Leininger 


St. Paul - Greensboro 


Brad Spencer 


St. Paul - Greensboro 


Tammy Spencer 


St. Paul - Greensboro 


David Leininger 


St. Paul - Greensboro 


Jonathan Slaughter 


St. Paul - Greensboro 


Shanna Walters 


St. Paul - Greensboro 




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HUNGER COMMITTEE REPORT 
George Carpenter, Co-Moderator 

We have so much to share. And the Hunger Committee would beg you to read every word. These happenings 
are yours because your churches, grownups and children send in pennies for hunger and make it all possible. 
This remains one of the best examples of what we can do when we work together...and of self-development 
of people. 

Early in 1996 we received requests from a number of agencies and churches in the 19 counties within the 
bounds of Salem Presbytery. After careful consideration, the following grants were made from the 40% of 
restricted funds available for domestic grants: 



Davie County Home Delivered Meals (Mocksville) $ 1,060.00 

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministries (Mount Airy) 2,500.00 

Ecumenical Social Ministries (Lexington) 5,000.00 

Chatham County Salvation Army 2,000.00 
(Siler City-Pittsboro) 

PCC Children's Center (Greensboro) 5,000.00 

Christians United Outreach Center (Asheboro) 4,500.00 

Cooperative Community Ministries 2,000.00 

Davidson County Dept. of Senior Services 4,500.00 
(Lexington) 

Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry 3,500.00 

Caswell County Parish (Yanceyville) 4,500.00 



TOTAL $34,560.00 



Soon all ministers and churches should be receiving applications for grants during the last half of 1996. Please 
let us have those as soon as possible in order that all may be put in the hat! 

The OVERSEAS SUBCOMMITTEE has been very busy as well As most of you know, we are still in 
partnership with both Zaire and Ghana, working together with New Hope Presbytery in both Mbujimayi, Zaire 
and Tease, Ghana. 

The March meeting of the CSS Clinic in Mbujimayi was attended by Margaret Malloy of Kinston, NC, and 
the Rev. Jean Ganzel of Falkland, NC. They had a safe journey and report that the meeting of the Board went 
well, and CSS continues to function despite chaos within the country. One of the most important factors in 
our partnership with Zaire is the existence of a central treasurer. Transferring monies from the Louisville 
Central Treasury to overseas banks is a real headache...and on occasion I have had a mega one to prove it. 
Illunga Kalenga and his staff are operating under the worst of conditions. We are grateful for their faithful 
and loving service in Mbujimayi. 

In April Charles and Marian Cameron and I traveled to Ghana for meetings with Kwahu Presbytery 
Agricultural Committee and the Local Management Committee, both held on-site at the Tease Agricultural 
and Development Project. We arrived in Accra on April 23 and spent the next two weeks looking at every 
aspect of the partnership. The visit was everything we might have wanted and more! We found that Twum 
(pronounced Chum) and Joyce Barimah have not only brought the village of Tease to a new high, Twum has 
been functioning as the manager for the farm. Joyce is teaching in the local school, and Twum is the pastor 
of the Presbyterian Church at Tease. 



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In the meeting with Kwahu Presbytery, we carefully examined the budget for 1996/97 and helped with some 
suggestions for meeting the payroll of workers at the farm and other needed expenditures. Salem Presbytery 
Hunger Committee had voted to send over and above funds for a new truck, a deep well pump, and an 
extension of the women's gari project. Even though we did not have the money when we arrived in Ghana, 
we spent it anyway! More on that later. At Tease we learned that Mr. Felix Ashanta has been hired as the 
Assistant Manager for the farm, and the committee is seeking a bookkeeper. The Presbyterian Church of 
Ghana has created a new national Agricultural Services Committee with the Rev. E. Yaw Blasu at the helm. 
With the vehicle, all the agricultural projects sponsored by the PCG will have access to seminars, equipment, 
resources which no one project might be able to afford. With some smoothing of operation, this will mean 
much to our leaders in Tease. 

The Local Management Committee, the grass roots folk composed of farmers, the district extension agent, all 
the staff at Tease is an answer to many prayers. Because the local people feel ownership, a real self- 
development is taking place. The dream is becoming a reality. Buildings have been built to house donkeys, 
chickens, pigs, and store seed grains and farm equipment Fields have been bulldozed and plowed, planted 
and will be harvested. Villages surrounding Tease are sending farmers to represent them at seminars on 
planting, seeds, row crops, reforestation, training and using of draft animals. GRAAACIOUS! I could go on 
and on. Each of you would be thrilled with what we saw; we hope to share this story with you through 
pictures and verbiage. I might even get excited! 

Great things are happening in the women's gari project Not only is this self-development at best, the national 
president of Presbyterian women in Ghana attended our meeting and shared with us that the work at Tease 
is being seen as a model for all the women of Ghana. How about that! With the addition to the present 
building, the women will begin bread m akin g and have bought an oven, built shelves and sell to the people 
of Tease. Electricity has come to Tease and the Afram Plains! With that power has come the significant 
ability to work the gari making after the women have completed work on the farm. Just witnessing the happy 
smiles on faces of women who now have opportunity to work and help with nutrition made the trip 
worthwhile...along with many, many other changes. 

Before I left Ghana, we made certain that with the help of Kwahu Chair, Ohemeng Boakye, a new truck would 
be bought, a deep well pump installed at Tease, and the extension of the women's work would be done. These 
are all extra commitment opportunities over and above the annual budget 

Thank you for the privilege of representing Salem Presbytery at these meetings and working with the people 
of Kwahu Presbytery. Should you have any questions or observations, give any member of the Committee a 
call; I stand ready to help you and your congregation in any way. Keep those two-cents-a-meal coming in. 
Should your congregation not be participating in this great opportunity, give us a chance to give a shot in the 
arm (?). The entire Hunger Committee gives thanks for the support and trust you continue to share with us. 

Together we ARE making a difference in the lives of people from 19 counties in North Carolina to Zaire and 
Ghana...all the way over there. 

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT 
Judson Milam, Moderator 

The Budget and Finance Committee, after considerable weeping, w hinin g, and gnashing of teeth, humbly 
presents the following report to Presbytery. After everyone so graciously trekked by the Program Hearings 
to present their program or project, along with budget needs, it really did not make much difference. All 
projections indicate that money is just not available for any expansions in the budget whatsoever. In fact, 
some figures show the available funds declining in 1997, as they have continually done so in the last five years 
of the life of our Presbytery. We did decide that some faith was in order, so the 1997 income level will not 
be projected lower than the 1996 income level. 



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Let me pause in the midst of this "gloom and doom" scenario to say that the cash flow this far in 1996 has 
been good. To date we have income of $13,000 in excess of expenses. In saying that we need to be reminded 
that much giving is designated. And, such figures do not reflect growth in giving. Spending is low also at this 
point in the year. 

Consequently, we will be making the only possible recommendation we feel feasible, which is to maintain all 
1996 budget levels. And, not to be redundant, this will mean no increases, anywhere. In fact, some areas will 
be receiving less money than they did in 1996. However, there are a couple areas in which increases are either 
necessary or warranted. The Personnel Committee, responding to this very conservative economic situation, 
suggest a 1% increase in salary and housing for the Program Staff; and a 2.5% increase in salary for the 
support staff. Budget and Finance concurred with that request 

The Freedom Ministry Program is a substantial new program, with an estimated cost of $75,000 from the 
Church Development Committee budget We are suggesting an increase in the Church Development 
Committee budget of $50,000 to help defray the cost of this program. 

With these considerations the "bottom line" of our budget shows a $45,602 deficit The budget and Finance 
Committee, taking note that the Presbytery budget is down nearly $300,000 since its conception, is suggesting 
that an aggressive task force on stewardship be established, for the purpose of altering this negative trend in 
giving to the Presbytery. The deficit will remain in the budget in the expectation that the work of this task 
force will be able to cover it If that does not take place, year end reserve funds will be used to cover these 
expenses in 1997. 



ACTIONS: 

4. The Proposed 1997 Budget was adopted with the following amendments: (Appendix D, pp. 
151-154). 

A. No action on the Higher Education portion of the Budget 

B. A 3% salary increase for all Presbytery Staff 

5. Presbytery authorized the immediate establishment of a special Stewardship Task Force for 
the years of 1996, 1997, and 1998 for the purpose of correcting the negative income flow from 
the churches. 

6. Funds to cover the additional Freedom Ministry costs (now shown as a budget deficit) were 
authorized to come from the work of the Stewardship Task Force. 

7. In the event the Stewardship Task Force's work fails to be able to fund the Freedom Ministry, 
money from "continuing year-end reserves" will be used for that purpose in 1997. 

8. As the work of the Stewardship Task Force increases income flow, other ministry will 
gradually be restored to 1997 asking levels, at the discretion of Council and Presbytery. 

9. The Asking Budget for 1997 should be at least 10% of a particular church's budget (line 20 
contributions in the GA Statistics) or an increase of at least 3% over the 1996 benevolence 
giving. 

10. The benevolence distribution percentage will remain at the 1996 level~GA = 24.2%; Synod 
= 16.9%; Presbytery = 58.9%. 



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LEES MCRAE COLLEGE PRESENTATION 



Lees McRae College President, Jim Schobel, spoke to the Presbytery about the college and what it has to 
offer. 



COMMITMENT TO PEACEMAKING PRESENTATION 

Pat Stephens, Moderator ofthe Peacemaking Committee, presented a plaque to the Presbyterian Church of 
the Cross in recognition of their having adopted the Commitment to Peacemaking. 

RECOGNITION OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT 

Leland Richard led a recognition in honor of the retirement of Jack Roger Marrow. Serious illness prevented 
Mr. Marrow from being present. His Certificate of Retirement will be presented to him at his home at a later 
date. 



SERMON BY CANDIDATE FOR ORDINATION 

Presbytery heard the sermon entitled, "Winds of Change," preached by Candidate for Ordination Juan Pizarro 
Guthrie. The text for the sermon was from I John 1:5-8. 



REPORT OF THE EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
J. David Kivett, Moderator 

Presbytery proceeded with the committee and floor examination of George Kline Preston, III, Charles Powell 
Sykes, and Brian Kenneth Rummage. They have been examined and approved by the Examinations Committee 
of Salem Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF GEORGE KLINE PRESTON, III 



ACTION: 

11. Salem Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of George Kline Preston, 
III in accordance with Book of Order G-11.0402. 

a. The Reverend George Kline Preston, UJ was received from Holston Presbytery so that he 
may accept the call of the Prospect Presbyterian Church in Mooresville, North Carolina, 
as Pastor, effective July 14, 1996. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

My statement of faith is built upon my personal encounters with God. By means of 
a general sketch, I think of myself as being geared to the times, but anchored to the rock. 
I believe that the scriptures are the word of God and the Sacraments are the visible 
expression of the grace that God has and gives to us. 

I believe that the Word of God proclaims that God created humankind in His image. 



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I believe that we were created with the divine intentions of having dominion of this 
kingdom. 

I believe that the choice of "self placed humankind in separation with God and as 
Paul reminds us in Romans 5, this brought death. 

I believe that the story of the Old Testament is of God's preparation of the people of 
God to receive the Person of life, Romans 5. 

I believe God has reconciled humanity to God's self through the sinless life, death, 
resurrection, and reign of God's only begotten Son, Jesus the Christ. 

I believe that because of our sinful nature it is only through the acceptance of Christ 
as Savior that we can be reunited with God and regain our original status that God had 
intended at creation. 



I believe that this reunited state is a gift of God and is the chief work of the Holy 
Spirit (I Corinthians 12:3). 

I believe that faith is the chief work of the Holy Spirit who is the third person of the 
Trinity. 

I believe that the Spirit's work is revealed in justification, sanctification and "calling.'' 
(Karl Barth's term for the preparation for the participation in the work of Christ). 

I believe that the Church is the "Body" of Christ and has the mission to do the work 
and ministry of the "Head" (Jesus Christ). 

I believe in one Baptism for the remission of sin, once saved always saved. 

I believe that the sacraments are holy signs and seals of the covenant of grace. 
Whereas we might see Baptism as a means of rebirth, the Lord's Supper is a means of 
spiritual nurture. 

I believe in Father, Son and Holy Spirit 

AMEN 



Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral Relationship between Mr. Preston 
and Prospect Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, North Carolina, effective July 14, 1996; 
approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. The 
Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provisions of the Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this calL 



Salary $22,876.40 

Utilities Reimbursement 8,010.00 

Automobile Reimbursement 2,800.00 

Education/Book Reimburs. 872.00 

Board of Pensions 10,528.00 

Moving Costs 5,000.00 

Annunity 1,000.00 
Four weeks vacation Two weeks study leave 



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The following Administrative Commission was approved to install The Reverend George 
Kline Preston, in at Prospect Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, North Carolina, August 
11, 1996, at 10:00 a.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Joe Spears 

Ken Calhoun 

(Guest) 
Ed Lewis 
Jack Brantley 
Lisa Nelson 
Virginia Edmiston 



Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 

Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Lead in Worship 



Minister 

Minister 

Minister 
Elder 
Minister 
Elder 



Mr. Preston was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled 
in Salem Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF CHARLES POWELL SYKES, SR. 



ACTION: 

12. Salem Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Charles Powell Sykes, Sr. 
in accordance with Book of Order G-11.0402. 

a. The Reverend Charles Powell Sykes, Sr. was received from Coastal Carolina Presbytery 
so that he may accept the call of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Burlington, 
North Carolina, as Pastor, effective July 15, 1996. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

The easiest way to begin telling what I believe would be simply to recite the Nicene 
Creed, for that ancient statement of faith sums up well the witness of scripture concerning 
the triune nature God and Christ's work for us and our salvation. It was necessary for 
Jesus to come and die in our places, for the natural condition of human beings since the 
Fall is one of sin, rebellion against God, or, in the words of the Shorter Catechism, "any 
want of conformity unto or transgression of the law of God." And, as Paul writes, The 
wages of sin is death." This divine intervention was not necessary for God, who has no 
need of the creation, but was completely necessary for our survival; only a love which 
defies explanation could be the source of so wonderful a salvation, when He who knew 
no sin became sin in our places, taking the punishment we had earned and offering us the 
righteousness He had earned by perfectly living God's law. The reality of this salvation 
is shouted in the miracle of Jesus' bodily resurrection from death, the event upon which 
all Christianity stands, and the hope of all believers in the face of the last enemy, death, 
for if we believed Jesus rose again, then we know we will be united with Him in a 
resurrection like His. 

The proper response to this salvation is first to repent and believe; repentance means 
admission of personal guilt before God (the first use of the Law, to make us aware of our 
sin and the need for a Savior) and then turning from our sinful ways to follow Christ. 
Faith is not mere mental assent, but a gift from God which transforms our attitudes and 



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actions. The most basic attitude of a Christian toward God is gratitude, and our 
motivation for doing good. Good works do not save us; only Jesus has done enough. But 
good works show our thankfulness. The most basic attitude of a Christian toward other 
believers is one of humility (Philippians 2:5-11), each treating the other as more 
important. Likewise, if Jesus washed the disciples' feet, we are to humbly serve each other 
and allow others to serve us. It is God's will that individual Christians unite with a body 
of believers in a local congregation so that we may serve each other, encourage each other 
in the faith and combat the sin which no longer reigns as king in our lives, but which can 
still attack us like an outlaw. 

The final authority for faith and practice in the Church is the Bible. In our struggle 
against the chief sin of idolatry the Bible is our firm foundation; the more we know it and 
apply it to our lives, the more we will see and follow our Lord's will I believe that this 
generation, which has seen every other authority figure toppled (which isn't so bad, 
because though they might be good surrogates, they are lousy gods), desperately needs to 
hear that the Bible can be trusted to reveal truth about God, the human condition, and 
salvation. I believe it is the duty of pastors to preach and teach the Word, its content and 
meaning. Passion without understanding leads to David Koresh; let us be passionate for 
Christ with understanding. This allows us to truly take up our crosses and follow Him. 

The sacraments are signs of the real presence and power of Christ in the church. 
Instituted by God and commanded by Christ, there are two, Baptism and the Lord's 
Supper. Baptism in the New Testament corresponds with circumcision in the Old 
Testament, the sign given to believers and their children within the covenant community. 
This is received only once. The Lord's Supper is continually celebrated throughout the life 
of the Church universal; through it we are united with the Church in all times and places. 
Jesus has commanded disciples to eat and drink His body and blood in remembrance of 
the sacrifice necessary for our salvation; thus empowered by the illustration when we 
receive it correctly, we are driven on to greater acts of thankfulness to the Lord. 

c Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral Relationship between Mr. Sykes and 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Burlington, North Carolina, effective July 15, 1996; 
approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. The 
Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provisions of the Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call. 



d. The following Administrative Commission was approved to install The Reverend Charles 
Powell Sykes, Sr. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Burlington, North Carolina, on 
August 11, 1996 at 7:00 p.m. 



Salary 

Manse Allowance 
Automobile Reimbursement 
Education/Book Reimbursement 
Board of Pensions 
Moving Costs 



521,000.00 
6,000.00 
3,000.00 
750.00 



PROVIDED 
PROVIDED 



4 weeks vacation 



2 weeks Study Leave 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Charlie Williams 



Preside & Propound the 
Constitutional Questions 



Minister 



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Lisa Mullen 
Herbert Brooks 
Lou East 
Wade Redding 
Tom Vinson 



Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 



Minister 

Elder 

Minister 



Elder 
Elder 



e. Mr. Sykes was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Salem Presbytery. 



13. Salem Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Brian Kenneth Rummage 
in accordance with Book of Order G- 11.0402. 

a. Brian Kenneth Rummage was received from Foothills Presbytery so that he may accept 
the call of the Bixby Presbyterian Church in Advance, North Carolina, as Pastor, effective 
July 1, 1996. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

I believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, whose sovereignty and love are over 
all people. This God is our creator, redeemer and sustainer and is intimately involved in 
the history of God's people. God created this world and all that is in it, setting 
humankind to the task of obedience toward God and stewardship of creation. But 
humanity rebelled against God and lost sight of whose they were. The consequences of 
this rebellion was inevitable death. 

But God continued to be faithful to God's creation and provided means of salvation. 
We see this redemptive activity of God in the life and history of Israel: through the call 
to Moses to lead God's people out of slavery in Egypt; through the raising of judges and 
kings to rule with righteousness. 

God's redemptive acts are most clearly seen in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus 
Christ. In Jesus, God was fully in our midst. He ate and fellowshipped with poor people 
and tax collectors alike. He showed us what true obedience and faithful life meant, and 
the cost of true discipleship. Through Jesus' earthly life and teaching we gain an 
understanding of what it means to be fully human, made in God's image. Through His 
death and resurrection, we were reconciled to God and sin and death were conquered. 

In Christ, all of God's people are sustained and empowered by the Holy Spirit. This 
spirit gives life to the testimony of God found in the Old and New Testaments of the 
Bible. The Bible is testimony of the love of God for God's people. It is this Word, 
through the power of the Holy Spirit, which gives us a standard for life in God's image. 

The gathered community of faith experiences the movement of the Spirit in the 
sustaining power of the sacraments. In Baptism we come to know of God's reconciling 
action as we are washed, claimed and nurtured by God. In the Lord's Supper we hear 
again and again of grace, forgiveness, and new life as we partake in God's sustenance with 
the gathered community. Through these outward seals, we are reminded that through the 
Holy Spirit we are empowered for new life and given direction, instruction and comfort. 



RECEPTION OF BRIAN KENNETH RUMMAGE 



ACTION: 



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To follow as disciples of Christ is not an individual exercise, but one that is done in 
community. The Community of Faith is called the Church and it exists under the lordship 
of Jesus Christ. The Church is called to proclaim Good News in both word and deed to 
all humanity. The life and work of the Church are expressed clearly within the statements 
of other Great Ends of The Church found in the Book of Order. 



IN THESE THINGS I BELIEVE 

c Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral Relationship between Mr. Rummage 
and Bixby Presbyterian Church, Advance, North Carolina, effective July 1, 1996; approved 
the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. The Committee 
on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO provisions of 
the Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem Presbytery 
(July 1993) in offering this calL 



Salary 524,000.00 

Manse Allowance 3,000.00 

Automobile Reimbursement 2,500.00 

Continuing Education 900.00 

Board of Pensions PROVIDED 



Vacation 4 weeks 



Study Leave 2 weeks 



The following Administrative Commission was approved to install The Reverend Brian 
Kenneth Rummage as Pastor of the Bixby Presbyterian Church, Advance, North Carolina, 
on July 28, 1996, at 7:00 p.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Michael Warren 

Leland Richardson 
Henry VanHoy 
Tom Cornatzer 
Harold Fuller 
Willie Garvin 



Preside & Propound the 
Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 



Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Minister 

Elder 



Mr. Rummage was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled 
in Salem Presbytery. 



Presbytery proceeded with the examination of candidate Juan Pizarro Guthrie. He has passed the General 
Assembly Standard Exams, received a diploma from an accredited theological school, and has been examined 
by the Examinations Committee of Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF JUAN PIZARRO GUTHRIE 



ACTION: 



14. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination and sermon of Juan Pizarro 
Guthrie. 



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a. Juan Pizarro Guthrie was received and will be ordained by Salem Presbytery on August 
11, 1996. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

I believe in God who created the universe; Creator that shares in the lives of human 
beings and nature. God's nature is love in all its forms. This love is eternal and 
unconditional. God's love is sovereign over all the universe. Humans have the 
opportunity to share in the divine ability to love by loving one another, as God loves us. 
God is justice, righteousness, mercy, forgiveness, which are all revealed in the personhood 
of God's only Son, Jesus the Christ. God's majesty is incarnated in Jesus who lived His 
human life to its fullest potential. 

Jesus Christ was both fully human and fully divine. Jesus' life reflects as the shining 
light of human existence in the midst of the deep sorrows, pain, brokenness, and fears that 
humanity experiences day to day. Humanity has witnessed the best example of God's 
nature through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the divine Redeemer, 
helps to overcome the presence of evil, suffering, sin, oppression, and death in the 
universe with their capacity to harm the human spirit. Jesus, the risen Savior, tells us 
through His resurrection that no struggle or hopeless situation is unsurmountable for the 
power of God's love to overcome. 

God continues to reveal God's self through the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers. 
The Holy Spirit provides a vision for the ultimate good in our lives and sustains us in the 
present and propels us into the future with God's grace. God is also knowledgeable. God 
took the divine initiative to reveal these truths to us in scripture. The Holy Scriptures 
chronicle God's actions among God's people. The Scriptures are inspired by the Holy 
Spirit and an authority in matters of faith, love, grace, and hope. 

The Holy Sacraments of Baptism and Lord's Supper are symbols of our faith which 
represents God's love for the community of believers. We are joined together in the 
covenant of believers, as well as committing ourselves to one another and God through 
Baptism. We reaffirm our belief in the Christ by the symbolic breaking of the bread and 
drinking of the wine. These Sacraments are a response to God's call to covenant, sharing, 
and an expression of our faith in the Lord, as well as "the Body of Christ." 

The Church was instituted by Jesus the Christ to be a "body of believers" to assist the 
children of God to meet the situations and circumstances that will challenge their faith 
in the Lord's promise of Salvation. The Church is also commissioned to take this promise 
of salvation from sin into the world to share both the words and deeds of faith, hope, 
grace, and love. The Church is sent forth into the world, and thus sanctified by Christ's 
blood, equipped with the Holy Scriptures, and the traditional confessions of the 
Presbyterian Church (USA). The traditional confessions assist to equip and guide the 
church, because they address the various situations and needs of the church through the 
human history. The confessions are a reflection of the evolution of the church's faith. 
Therefore, it enables the church in becoming formed and reformed in the image of Christ 
as the church continues to proclaim the good news of God's grace to the world. 

c The following Adrninistrative Commission was approved to ordain Mr. Juan Pizarro 
Guthrie, who is a candidate for the Ministry of the Word and Sacrament of Salem 
Presbytery, so that he might accept the call to serve as Pastor of Mt. Morris Ascension 
Church, New York City, New York, and a service of Ordination to the Ministry of the 
Word and Sacrament will be celebrated August 11, 1996, at St. James Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, at 4:00 p.m. and following his ordination, his 
membership will be transferred to New York City Presbytery. 



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NAME 

Michael Warren 

J. Herbert Nelson 
Byron Wade (Guest) 
Alyce Kelly 
Esther Preston 
Phyllis Chambers 
Marsha Hooks 



RESPONSIBILITY 

Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Ordination 
Lead in Worship 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
Jim Rissmiller & Ann Jahnes, Co-Moderators 

A. COMMITTEE ACTIONS REPORTED FOR THE INFORMATION OF PRESBYTERY 

INTERIM PASTOR RELATIONSHIPS 

1. Concurred with the action of the Session of Bethel Presbyterian Church, McLeansville, North 
Carolina, in securing The Reverend Robert O. Freeman to serve as Interim Pastor for a one-year 
period from June 1, 1996 through May 1, 1997. 

2. Concurred with the action of the Session of Elkin Presbyterian Church, Elkin, North Carolina, in 
securing The Reverend Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr. to serve as Interim Pastor for a one-year period from 
August 1, 1996 through July 31, 1996, if the way be clear. 

3. Concurred with the action of the Session of First Presbyterian Church, Salisbury, North Carolina, 
in securing The Reverend William J. Cowfer to serve as Interim Associate Pastor for a one-year 
period from March 1, 1996 to April 30, 1997. 

4. Concurred with the action of the Session of Taylorsville Presbyterian Church, Taylorsville, North 
Carolina, to renew the Interim Pastor relationship with The Reverend Jeffrey D. Smith for a one- 
year period from April 14,1996 to April 13, 1997. 

TRIENNIAL VISITATIONS FOR 1996 

5. Triennial Visitations for 1996 have been reported per Attachment 1. 



B. ACTIONS ON BEHALF OF PRESBYTERY TO BE ADMITTED TO RECORD 
MINISTERS/CANDIDATE TRANSFERRING TO ANOTHER PRESBYTERY 

1. The Reverend Paul Woodall transferred from Salem Presbytery to Coastal Carolina Presbytery to 
accept a call to the First Presbyterian Church, Whiteville, North Carolina, effective April 1, 1996. 

2. The Reverend John C. Brearley transferred to Foothills Presbytery so that he might accept a call 
to the John Knox Presbyterian Church, Greenville, South Carolina, effective August 1, 1996. 

3. Mr. Juan Pizarro Guthrie, a candidate, transferred to Presbytery of New York City so that he might 
accept a call to the Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church, New York City, New York, effective 
July 7, 1996. 



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4. The Reverends Robert A- Fiedler and Dusty K Fiedler transferred to Presbytery of the Peaks so 
that they might accept a call to the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Roanoke, Virginia, as Co- 
Pastors effective August 4, 1996. 

DISSOLUTION OF RELATIONSHIPS 

5. Dissolved the pastoral relationships between The Reverends Robert A. Fiedler and Dusty K Fiedler 
and the Clemmons Presbyterian Church, Clemmons, North Carolina, effective August 4, 1996. 

6. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between The Reverend John C. Brearley and the Hlkin 
Presbyterian Church, E llon , North Carolina, effective August 1, 1996. 

7. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between The Reverend Paul Woodall and the Bethel 
Presbyterian Church, McLeansville, North Carolina, effective April 1, 1996. 

8. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between The Reverend Kellie E. Weekley-Mills and the Lansing 
Presbyterian Church, Lansing, North Carolina, as Pastor and ML Jefferson Presbyterian Church, 
West Jefferson, North Carolina, as Associate Pastor, effective July 31, 1996; that the status of The 
Reverend Kellie E. Weekley-Mills be changed to Member at Large, effective August 1, 1996. The 
relationship between The Reverend Kellie E. Weekley-Mills and the Lansing/Mt. Jefferson 
Presbyterian Churches was a five-year agreement from a Bicentennial Fund project of Union 
Theological Seminary. As part of the agreement, The Reverend Kellie E. Weekley-Mills will be 
returning to Union Theological Seminary to complete additional theological training. 

PERMISSION TO LABOR INSIDE THE BOUNDS OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 

9. Granted permission for The Reverend Rick Spielman, a member of Charlotte Presbytery, to labor 
inside the bounds of Salem Presbytery for a one-year period from August 1, 1996, to July 31, 1997, 
serving as Temporary Supply at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Statesville, North Carolina. 

PERMISSION TO LABOR OUTSIDE THE BOUNDS OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 

10. Granted permission for The Reverend O. Leighton Culler to labor outside the bounds of Salem 
Presbytery for a one-year period from June 1, 1996, to May 31, 1997, so that he might serve as an 
Interim Pastor at Crestview Presbyterian Church, West Chester, Ohio, in the Presbytery of 
Cincinnati. 



C RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ACTION OF PRESBYTERY THAT REQUIRE DISCUSSION 
AND ATTENTION 



ACTIONS: 

COMPENSATION FOR 1997 

15. "For calls which meet minimum requirements: 1997 minimum salary - 319,600. For ministers 
with a manse, the manse allowance is 53,060.00; for ministers with a housing allowance, 
housing allowance will be 56,510.00. (This represents an overall 3% increase in minimum 
compensation.) 

16. "For calls which are above Presbytery minimum, for installed ministers, an overall 3% cost 
of living increase in salary/housing is recommended." 



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17. 


"The 1997 automobile reimbursement will be 53,100. (10,000 miles @ 31 per mile federal 
allowable rate)." 


D. OMNIBUS MOTION ACTIONS 


WAIVER OF ROTATION OF OFFICERS 


ACTIONS: 


18. 


Presbytery concurred with, the action of the congregation of the Yadkin United Presbyterian 
Church, Mebane, North Carolina, at the annual Congregational meeting of May 19, 1996, that 
due to limited membership, a waiver from the requirement of G- 14.0201a be granted for a 
period of three years, beginning January 1, 1997. 


MODERATORS OF SESSION 


19. 


The Reverend Robert O. Freeman was appointed Moderator of Session for the Bethel 
Presbyterian Church, McLeansville, North Carolina. 


20. 


The Reverend David Kivett was appointed Moderator of Session for the Starmount 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina. 


21. 


The Reverend Thomas Bagnal was appointed Moderator of Session for the Elkin Presbyterian 
Church, Elkin, North Carolina. 


22. 


The Reverend Joe Spears was appointed Moderator of Session for Second Presbyterian 
Church, Mocksville, North Carolina, and Ml Vernon Presbyterian Church, Woodleaf, North 
Carolina. 


23. 


The Stated Supply relationship between The Reverend William Lawrence and the Yadkin 
United Presbyterian Church, Mebane, North Carolina, was extended until December 31, 1996. 


24. 


Presbytery concurred with the request of The Reverend Jamie Pharr to terminate her Stated 
Supply relationship at the Bethany Presbyterian Church, Statesville, North Carolina, effective 
May 26, 1996, and she was declared a Member at Large of Salem Presbytery. 


LUNCH 



Presbytery adjourned with prayer at 12:30 for lunch. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 



REPORT OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMISSIONERS 

Following lunch, Presbytery broke up into groups to hear the report of the General Assembly Commissioners. 

The Moderator then reconvened the Presbytery at 1:55, and the Reverend George Carpenter led the Prayers 
of Thanksgiving and Intercession and the dedication of the 2e-A-Meal/Pennies Offering. 

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MEMORIAL FOR CHARLES LYNNWOOD BROWN 



It was love at first sight the first time I saw him. But alas, I was only 15 and he was 32. It was 1946 and he 
was the new preacher in town and in my new church, White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. He 
was young and magnificently handsome, with dark brown eyes that caught your attention and wouldn't let you 
go. He was fresh out of the Army and came to Raleigh with the aura of a war hero. Over the next 25 years 
the Rev. Charles Lynwood Brown would take the fledgling White Memorial Church and help it grow into one 
of the larger congregations in our denomination. 

Lynn was bora in Concord, NC, on January 4, 1914. Like most young men planning to enter the Presbyterian 
ministry, he attended Davidson College and graduated from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond in 1940, 
where he won the Moses D. Hoge Fellowship for further study. For a year after he finished his additional 
graduate studies, Lynn served as Presbyterian Chaplain to the students at the University of Tennessee, but with 
the onset of World War n, he entered the Chaplaincy of the US Army. He served with distinction in the 
Mediterranean and European theaters with the 517th and 504 Parachute Infantry Regiments. He broke his 
ankle in the parachute jump into the war zone and despite that injury, he assisted another soldier who was 
also injured to return to the US lines. He was sent to the Army hospital but in a few days, wanting very much 
to rejoin his unit, he simply got up and walked out of the hospital. He was shortly declared AWOL by the 
hospital, but his commanding officer just nodded to Lynn when he got back to his unit By the time he was 
discharged in May, 1946, he had achieved the rank of major and had won the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, 
five battle stars and various unit citations. 

Lynn seldom spoke of his war experiences, but in a sermon he recounted one. He was with a group of 
paratroopers who had not been able to get back to their own lines before dark. They knew that sentries had 
orders to shoot anything that moved in the dark. "Chaplain, you've got to do something," one of the men said. 
And so as they approached the lines, Lynn began reciting Psalms, not just reciting, though, but shouting them 
so that the sentry could hear him. As Lynn said, he shouted every Psalm he could think of as he and his men 
approached the lines. And miraculously, they entered safely. The guard said, "Chaplain, if it had been anyone 
but you, you would all be dead, but I recognized your voice." The text for the sermon was, of course, John 
10. 

Lynn's voice was one that I still remember and can hear in my mind if I close my eyes and listen, when he 
preached the firmness and calmness of that voice commanded your attention and yet the depth and warmth 
of it assured you of the love and grace of God. He was, indeed, one of the finest preachers that I ever heard. 
But he was also a teacher beyond compare. In the early days of White Memorial the Young Adults Class was 
formed and had such visiting teachers as Miss Lucy Steele and Dr. William Pressly from Peace College and 
Dr. Clarence Brannon of West Raleigh Church, all names that any of you who came from old Orange 
Presbytery would recognize. But them Mr. Brown was asked to teach the class and it was soon given the name 
"The Brown Bible Study Class." The class outgrew every room in the new Church House and eventually led 
to the church's having an early service with an average attendance of three hundred. Lynn never stopped 
teaching and after he retired to Blowing Rock in the early '70's, he kept up his Bible classes, either in people's 
homes or at Blowing Rock's St. Mary's of the Hills Episcopal Church. These classes drew not only the year- 
round residents but many summer visitors to Blowing Rock looked forward each year to returning to this class. 
Lynn was always gently in his teaching, not being dogmatic, but often saying simply, "Well, this is what this 
passage says to me. This is what I think Jesus meant." 

Lynn Brown was many things to many people, and when White Memorial celebrated its 50th anniversary last 
May, just a few weeks after Lynn's death, many fond stories and remembrances were recounted. For me, Lynn 
was my counselor. When I struggled with the decision to go or not to go Assembly's training School, now 
PSCE, he led me through my thinking and assured me that I had not let down the people in the church who 
had supported me nor had I turned my back on God's will for me, assuring me that God's will could be lived 
out in many ways. And my husband, John, remembers even more than I do that when we had marriage 
counseling with Lynn before our wedding, Lynn instructed both of us that we should find that strengths and 
talents that each of us possessed and allow each other to lead in those areas of strength. Perhaps he 



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recognized that with two people who had such strong personalities and who were both very independent, this 
was the only way the marriage would survive. But I still rind this advice to be rather remarkable for the year 
1953, long before the time of the women's movement. 

Lynn followed this advice in his own marriage. During the first year-and-a-half of White Memorial's history, 
everything seemed to be proceeding in an orderly fashion except the minister, through no neglect of the local 
young unmarried women, and their mothers, had not married. However, as if to remedy the situation, on 
April 29, 1948, in Winnetka, 111, Lynn was married to Rowena Kirby-Smith Coleman, a great-granddaughter 
of Gen. Edmund Kirby-Smith of Confederate Army fame. During the years of their marriage, Kirby pursued 
a graduate degree in counseling and has done extensive work in the field of spiritual healing. 

Lynn and Kirby have three children, Dr. George F. "Jeb" Stuart Brown of Salt Lake City, and Charles 
Lynnwood Brown and Mrs. Julianna Brown Henderson of Sante Fe. 

Lynn Brown was truly a Renaissance man He was a scholar with an avid interest in history. When Kirby 
recently invited me to take some of Lynn's books, I was amazed to see that the history books covered 
everything from ancient Greek to a book on how the historical development of mathematics effected the 
development of religion. But there were also books of poetry and theology, and novels classical and new. 
Lynn could often be heard playing the piano at home and he was an accomplished organist. He was a "fair 
to middlin" golfer. As a Blowing Rock friend said, "He played wonderfully, he had a brilliant mind, and he 
looked like a movie star-just very debonair, a cross between Charles Boyer and Gregory Peck, with a kind of 
devilish, reckless look." 

But more important, I think, is what was said about him when White Memorial dedicated one of its early 
histories of the church to him. 

"From Mr. Brown we have received the inspired spiritual leadership that comes only from one who walks 
humbly with his unwavering devotion to right as he sees it, and his remarkable ability of recognizing and 
utilizing the best in each one of his congregation has endeared him to every member of the church. When 
Mr. Brown came to White Memorial there was a church-wide feeling of satisfaction that such a capable and 
outstanding pastor had been selected. Few realized, however, that such an organizational leader had been 
selected. He possesses a rare ability of not only knowing how to get each person to do his share of the church 
work but also if instilling into them enthusiasm and the joy of doing a good job. His leadership through the 
years is gratefully acknowledged and appreciated but it must be left to a historian of later years to evaluate 
adequately and recount his far reaching influence in our community." 

Surely, the phenomenal growth of White Memorial Church during its first 25 years has proven the value of 
Lynn Brown's leadership, and the love and affection of all those who knew him, during his years of active 
ministry and during his years of retirement, have proven the worth of the man. He will be sorely missed as 
preacher, teacher, husband, father, friend, and true son of God by who knew him. 

Written and read by the Reverend Pat Stewart 

COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY 
Maggi Henderson & Russell Ritchel, Co-Moderators 

The Reverend James Mitcham presented the report in he absence of the co-moderators. 

On May 24, 1996, the Annual Consultation took place and Inquirers: Frank Boyd, Jim Coone, Robyn 
Garrison, Katrina Foster, Ray Minims, Delores Spielman and Candidates: Nath Briley, Calvin Crump, Juan 
Guthrie, Anne Hall, Wesley Kort, Debbie Layman and Rick Underwood were reviewed. 



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Final assessments were completed for candidates Debbie Layman, Juan Guthrie, Wesley Kort and Robert 
Snyder. These candidates have been "certified as candidates ready for examination for ordination", pending 
a call per G-14.0310a. 



ACTIONS: 

25. The examination requirements of G- 14.03 10b(4) were waived for candidate, Charles Nathaniel 
Briley and Presbytery certified Charles Nathaniel Briley "ready for examination for ordination, 
pending a call," (G- 14.03 13b). Nath successfully completed all of the ordination examinations 
except theology. Your Preparation for Ministry Committee has interviewed Nath on several 
occasions. He was assigned questions from a theology exam, given permission to use a word 
processor for editing his writing, and given two weeks to submit his work to the Committee. 
He performed as instructed. His work was reviewed by the Preparation for Ministry 
Committee and found to be acceptable. Following a subsequent interview with Nath, the 
Preparation for Ministry Committee unanimously approved a motion to recommend this 
action to Presbytery. The Synod of the Mid-Atlantic has approved this request for waiver of 
examination requirements. 

26. Presbytery proceeded with the examination of Robyn Garrison, an inquirer seeking candidacy, 
and following successful examination by Presbytery, she was received as a candidate for the 
Office of Minister of the Word and Sacrament (G-14.0305e,f). Presbytery designated 
February 10, 1996, as the beginning date of her candidacy. Robyn appeared before the 
Preparation for Ministry Committee regarding her application for candidacy on January 8, 
1996, and the Committee unanimously agreed to recommend her to Presbytery. 



CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 
William Cleveland, Moderator 

Tom Miller reported in the absence of the Moderator of the Committee. 

The Church Development Committee reviewed recently the application for Review and Revision of General 
Loans from the Yadkin United Presbyterian Church, Mebane, North Carolina. Yadkin United is a small 
church with 40 members located in an area of approximately 5,000. It has been noted, however, that this is 
one of the fastest growing areas in the area of Salem Presbytery. 

Yadkin United was organized in 1968 and built its present facility 1972. Loans were made from the General 
Assembly totalling $42,000. The church has made payments to the General Assembly on a timely basis and 
is asking the General Assembly loan repayment schedule remain at its current rate at S202.50 per month with 
the understanding that another review will be made in five years. 



ACTION: 

27. The application for General Assembly Loan Adjustment submitted by Yadkin United 
Presbyterian Church was approved as submitted. (Loan payments to remain at $202.50 per 
month.) (Appendix E, pp. 155-158.) 



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Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Burlington, NC, is in the process of negotiating the sale of its church property 
at 2634 Alamance Road. During the street widening and improvements in the area where the church is 
located, the front portion of the property was reduced to a few feet. The church was compensated for their 
loss of property and is presently negotiating the sale of the remainder of the property. The Church 
Development Committee is currently working with the church in helping to determine the best site for its 
future location. 



ACTION: 

28. Presbytery granted Council the authority to make the final decision relative to the future 
location of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Burlington. 



James Earhart of Church Planning Consultants Group of Atlanta, Georgia, recently completed an update to 
the 1991 Church Development Study for Salem Presbytery which recommended new church development in 
the Lake Norman area in the 1993 - 1997 period. The study revisited the needs, potential, development time- 
line, and sites for consideration. 

Based on the recommendation of the 1991 study and the reinforcement of this recommendation by the June 
1996 update, the Church Development Committee is hoping to have a steering committee in place very shortly 
to begin the development of a new church in this area. Land costs in the area are at a premium, and finding 
a suitable location for a church site consisting of at least seven (7) acres has proven to be a formidable task. 
The need to take action within a short period of time, when a suitable location becomes available, is crucial. 
The Church Development Committee, working with the steering committee, may need to obtain permission 
to take necessary action for land purchase on relatively short notice. 



ACTION: 

29. Presbytery granted Council the authority to take necessary action relative to land purchase 
for new church development in the Lake Norman area, subject to the approval of Presbytery. 
When it becomes necessary to purchase property, the Council will call a meeting of Presbytery 
to consider this matter. 



GOALS & EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
Norman Whitney, Moderator 

The previously approved Cluster Concept for the Salem organizational plan is in process of being 
implemented. Cluster groups have begun meeting to work on the details of the plan. A good response has 
been received from individuals indicating their preferences for Cluster assignments. 

The Goals & Evaluation Committee has been working with those developing the specifics of the arrangements 
for particular Clusters. 



ACTIONS: 

30. The previous length of service guidelines and the present committee assignments for persons 
serving in the old structure were voided in order to give the Nominating Committee the 
freedom to place the strongest candidates available in key positions to get the new concept 
off to a strong, effective start. 

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31. Clusters will be composed of both "elected" and "selected" members. The number of elected 
members will be determined by the Presbytery and nominees will be submitted by the 
Nominating Committee for election by the Presbytery. If needed, the Nominating Committee 
will ask someone from the Cluster to talk with each nominee for an elected member before 
their presentation to Presbytery. The number of selected members for a Cluster will be 
determined by the Council, and the Cluster themselves will nominate specific persons to fill 
that number for approval by the Council. Expenses will be paid for all elected and selected 
members who request it. Additional volunteers may be co-opted by the Cluster for specific 
tasks (like visitation teams from the Ministry Cluster). 

32. Cluster priorities will be adjusted (or changed) annually in accordance with the evaluation and 
updating process led by the Goals & Evaluation Function Group of Council. Strategies must 
be adjusted to include only work that can be accomplished by the number of persons available 
in the time allotted. Clusters must recommend to Council annually the priorities for the 
coming year and the three-year plans for all assigned strategies in the total Cluster 
assignment. Cluster tasks are limited to those approved. New initiatives can be incorporated 
into Cluster Priorities through the annual evaluation and updating process. 

33. Fewer, longer meetings adjusted to fit schedules of elected members will be negotiated. If 
members cannot attend regularly at the agreed time of meetings, either the meeting schedule 
should be adjusted or the person should be replaced or move to another cluster with a more 
favorable schedule. Clusters will normally meet onlv quarterly with the exception of Council 
and Ministry . Most of the Cluster's work will be carried out between its meetings by Task 
Groups . The major purposes of cluster meetings are to make plans, decisions, assignments, and 
receive reports. 

34. Meetings that include recommendations to be made to Presbytery must be scheduled no less 
than one month before the Presbytery meeting date so that all reports will be in the packet ! 

35. Cluster Covenant 

Each member (elected and selected) will be asked to sign an annual covenant indicating 
w illin gness to: 

a. Give high priority to attending cluster meetings. 

b. Take assignments and make preparations as appropriate, 
c Think, pray, and write down ideas/inspirations gained. 

d. Pray for Cluster, each member and specific task regularly. 

36. The number of elected members on each of the groups in the new structure were set as 
follows: 



MISSION 

Educational Ministries Cluster 
Church Growth & Enrichment Cluster 
Shalom Cluster 
Worldwide Ministries Cluster 



6 
6 
6 
6 



GOVERNANCE 
Ministry Cluster 
Permanent Judicial Commission 
Nominating Committee 
Committee on Representation 



48 
9 

12 
9 



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VISION & COORDINATION 

Council Cluster 24 

Budget & Finance Function Group 2 

Presbytery Meetings Function Group 2 

Goals & Evaluation Function Group 2 
Denominational Commitment Function Group 2 

Communications Function Group 2 

Personnel Function Group 2 



REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 
SESSIONAL RECORDS REVIEW 

117 churches presented their 1995 records for review at workshops held in May. 109 were approved, 8 were 
approved pending corrections or additions. 

Those Approved included: 

Alamance, Allen Temple, Asbury, Asheboro First, Bethany (Graham), Bethany (Statesville), Bethesda 
(Ruffin), Bethesda (Statesville), Buffalo, Burlington First, Calvary, Cameron, Church of the Covenant, 
Church of the Cross, Clemmons, Collinstown, Community in Christ, Cooleemee, Covenant, Crestwood, 
Cross Roads, Dellabrook, Dogwood Acres, Eden First, El Bethel, Elkin, Elmwood, Fairmont, Faith, 
Fieldstone, Fifth Creek, Flat Rock, Forest Hill, Forest Park, Francisco, Franklin, Freedom, Glendale 
Springs, Glenwood, Grace, Greensboro First, Greenwood, Guilford Park, Hawfields, High Point First, 
Highland, Hills, Jamestown, John Calvin, Kernersville First, Korean First, Lansing, Laurel Fork, 
Lexington First, Lexington Second, Lloyd, Logan, Love Valley, Mebane, Memorial, Mocksville First, 
Mooresville First, Mount Jefferson, Mount Tabor, Mount Vernon Springs, New Creation Community, 
North Wilkesboro, Oak Ridge, Old Town, Parkway, Pilot Mountain First, Pine Ridge, Pittsboro, Pleasant 
Grove, Prospect, Reidsville First, Salisbury First, Salisbury Second, Sandy Ridge, Shady Side, 
Shallowford, Shiloh (Burlington), Siler City, Sparta, Speedwell, Spencer, St. Andrews, St. James, Sl Paul 
(Greensboro), Starmount, Stony Creek, Tabor, Taylorsville, Third Creek, Thomasville First, Thyatira, 
Trinity (Elon College), Trinity (Salisbury), Trinity (Winston-Salem), Unity, Vandalia, Wentworth, 
Westminster (Burlington), Westminster (Greensboro), Whispering Pines, Winston-Salem First, Yadkin 
United, Yadkinville, Yanceyville. 

Those Approved. Pending included: 

Fellowship, Griers, Mount Airy First, New Salem, Randolph, Sedgefield, Shiloh (Statesville), 
Springwood. 

Those Not Presented included: 

Baird's Creek, Bethel, Beulah, Bixby, Boone First, Boonville First, Centre, Cleveland, Clio, Concord, 
Danbury Community, Ebenezer, Edward Webb Memorial, Graham, Gulf, Hope View, Immanuel, Joyce, 
Little Joe's, Madison, Milton, Mocksville Second, Mount Vernon, Oakland, Oakview, Old Providence, 
Peak Creek, Piedmont, Pine Hall, Red House, Reid Memorial, Riverview, Rumple Memorial, Smyrna, 
Southminster, St. Paul (High Point), Statesville First, Stoneville. 



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1994 Records Presented : 

Bethany (Statesville) Approved 



1996 SYNOD COMMISSIONERS 

Minister Commissioners Elder Commissioners 

Ruth B. Lenger (Spencer) Ms. Elenor Durham (Westminstei 

Robert C. Evans, III (Oak Ridge) Mr. Fred Ward (Parkway) 

David C. Heil (North Wilkesboro) Ms. Joanne Graham (Jamestown) 

Alyce M. Kelly (Allen Temple) Ms. Ruth Taylor (Ml Vernon) 

YAP 

Charlie Lee (Asheboro First) 



Inter-Racial Churches In Salem Presbytery 

Native 

Church Asian Black Hispanic American White Other Total 



Buffalo 15 273 288 

: Church of the Covenant 1 345 346 

£hurch of the Cross 37 1 4 201 243 

Hpemmons 1 352 353 

rConcord 1 283 284 

J Cross Roads 2 149 151 

I Eden First 1 8 360 369 

Elkin 4 371 375 

Faith 1 216 217 

Forest Hills 9 2 3 309 323 

I Forest Park 1 284 285 

i Glenwood 9 99 118 

Grace 248 1 249 

( High Point First 1 1 1088 1090 

j Highland 3 2 2 1 801 2 811 

j John Calvin 1 122 123 

t Kernersvxille First 1 132 133 

| Korean First 158 3 12 173 

I Lexington First 1 631 632 

; Memorial 1 87 88 

ilMocksville First 8 281 289 

Mooresville First 5 2 849 856 

Mount Airy First 1 1 375 377 

k New Creation Community 1 35 36 

i Salisbury First 2 1 1 1123 1127 

; Sedgefield 1 328 329 

I Shady Side 6 82 1 3 92 

liShallowford 1 225 226 

Ijpeedwell 2 96 98 

Warmount 2 2 945 949 

I Statesville First 5 1 640 646 



Thomasville First 
Thyatira 
Trinity 
Vandalia 

Westminster (Greensboro) 
Whispering Pines 



2 
1 



218 
287 
156 
279 
700 
27 



220 
288 
157 
292 
702 
28 



3 
1 



1 
9 



1 
1 



1 



Concerning Salem's Overture 96-9 Before the 208TH General Assembly ('Albuquerque') Regarding Changes 
in Format of Ordination Vows 

The Assembly asked its "...Congregational Ministries Division to report back to the 209th General Assembly 
(1997) with recommendations for constitutional change that would strengthen the church's theology and 
practice of ordination in the areas of...the office of deacon, and the distinctive and essential functions of each 
office. 

The Overture 96-9 was disapproved, anticipating the more comprehensive revisions to be suggested to the 
209th General Assembly (1997). 



There being no further business, the Thirty-First Meeting of Salem Presbytery was adjourned with prayer by 
Moderator N. N. Fleming, III at 2:35 p.m. The next Stated Meeting will held on Tuesday, October 22, 1996, 
at F.lkin Presbyterian Church, Elkin, North Carolina. 



ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 



Attested: 




Sqhn M Handley 
Stated Clerk 



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APPENDIX A 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
THIRTY-FIRST STATED MEETING 

LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 



DOCKET 
July 20, 1996 



Name Tag Color Code: 

Elder Commissioners yellow dot 

Minister green dot 

Christian Educators red dot 

Presbytery Staff blue dot 

Visitors no dot 

* Denotes Order of the Day 

Numbers in parenthesis ( ) correspond to numbers in Packet materials 



8:00 
•9:00 



9:45 



10:05 

10:20 
10:25 

10:35 



(LI) 



(2.1) 
(3.1) 



(4.1) 
(5.1) 



(6.1) 
(7.1) 



Registration 

CALL TO ORDER/OPENING PRAYER 

WORSHIP/COMMUNION 

Preacher: The Reverend Billy F. Sosebee 



Moderator Neel Fleming 



Moderator Neel Fleming 



ORGANIZATION OF PRESBYTERY 
Quorum 

Docket Murray White 

Omnibus Motion Murray White 

Welcome 

Moderator's welcome to any corresponding members present 

and elders attending Presbytery for the first time 
Greeting from Ecumenical Visitor 

Gayle Whitehead, Executive Director of Ecumenical Social Ministries 
Communications 

COUNCIL 

Includes Staffing Task Force Report 

PATHWAYS 

WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES COMMITTEE 

Commissioning of Mexico Work Trip Participants 

HUNGER COMMITTEE 
Report from Ghana Trip 
Presentation of Gift from Ghana 



John Handley 
Murray White 

Pathways Planning Committee 



George Carpenter 
Charles and Marian Cameron 



10:50 (8.1) BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE 



Jud Milam 



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11:00 



Announcement from Board of Pensions Concerning Availability of John Handley 

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) in North Carolina 



11:05 
11:15 

11:18 

11:25 

11:45 
12:15 
*12:30 
1:15 
1:55 



LEES-MCRAE COLLEGE 

COMMITMENT TO PEACEMAKING PRESENTATION 
(Presbyterian Church of the Cross) 

RECOGNITION OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT 
Jack Roger Marrow 

ORDINAND PREACHING 
Juan Pizarro Guthrie 

(9.1) EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

(10.1) COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 

LUNCH 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMISSIONERS' REPORT 

PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING/INTERCESSION 
2C/PENNIES OFFERING 



President Jim Schobel 
Pat Stephens 

Leland Richardson 



David Kxvett 
Ann Jahnes/Jim Rissmiller 



George Carpenter 



2:00 




MEMORIAL FOR CHARLES LYNNWOOD BROWN 


Pat Stewart 


2:05 


(12.1) 


PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY COMMl'lTEE 


Russ Ritchel 


2:20 


(13.1) 


CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 


Bill Cleveland 


2:25 


(14.1) 


GOALS & EVALUATION COMMITTEE 


Norman Whitney 


2:30 


(15.1) 


STATED CLERK REPORT 


John Handley 


2:35 




ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 


Moderator Neel Fleming 



Written Reports for Information: 

(16.1) Bicentennial Fund Accountability Committee 
(17.1) Peacemaking Committee 



Announcements : 

(18.1) 
(19.1) 
(20.1) 
(21.1) 
(22.1) 
(23.1) 
(24.1) 



"Fa So La" Singing 

A Common Calling: A Dialogue of the Reformed and Lutheran Traditions 
Caring for Troublesome People 
September Evangelism Seminar 
Face-to-Face 

Middle School and Senior Highs Retreats 

Churches in Salem Presbytery Currently Seeking Ministers 

Presbytery Evaluation Form (Yellow) 



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APPENDIX B 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
COMMUNICATIONS 
STATED CLERK FILES 
July 20, 1996 

A. Supporting information on minister changes: 

1. From other presbyteries 

• George K Preston, III - Pastor, Prospect Church - from Holston Presbytery 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

- Certificate of Dismissal 

• Brian Keith Rummage - Pastor, Bixby Church - from Foothills Presbytery 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

- Certificate of Dismissal (pending) 

• Charles Powell Sykes - Pastor, Westminster Church (Burlington) - from Coastal Carolina 
Presbytery 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

- Certificate of Dismissal (pending) 

2. To other presbyteries 

• John C. Brearley to Foothills Presbytery effective August 1, 1996 

• Dusty Kenyon Fiedler to Presbytery of the Peaks effective August 1, 1996 

• Robert A. Fiedler to Presbytery of the Peaks effective August 1, 1996 

• Juan Pizarro Guthrie to New York Presbytery effective August 11, 1996 

• Paul D. Woodall to Coastal Carolina Presbytery effective April 1, 1996 

3. Within this presbytery 

• Juan Pizarro Guthrie - Candidate under care of Salem Presbytery 

- Ordination Commission 

B. Minutes of Ordination/Installation Commissions: 

1. Thomas Allen Huff, Jr. 

2. Joe L. Spears 

Reference: Committee on Ministry 

C. Communication from the Black Caucus of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic to the Council of the Synod 
of the Mid-Atlantic concerning Charges of Racism 

D. Session Resolution from the Unity Presbyterian Church, Witness for Biblical Morality. 

E. Letter of appreciation from Indian Nations Presbytery regarding the support of prayers, gifts, and 
monetary donations as they observe the one-year anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah 
Federal Building in Oklahoma City. 



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F. Board of Pensions HMO dropped in North Carolina. Insurance cheaper. 

Reference: Information 

G. St. James Presbyterian Church Session- 15 minute input in Commission Report 

Reference: Stated Clerk 



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APPENDIX C 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The Presbytery received and admitted to the record the following Minutes of Administrative Commissions 
appointed to ordain and/or install ministers. 

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF THOMAS ALLEN HUFF, JR. 
AS PASTOR OF CROSS ROADS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MEBANE 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to ordain and install Thomas Allen Huff, Jr. as Pastor of 
Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Mebane, met at Cross Roads Church in the library, June 4, 1996, at 3:00 
p.m. The meeting was called to order by Phyllis Kort. The prayer was offered by Thomas Allen Huff, Jr. The 
following members were present: Ministers Phyllis M. Kort, James M. Rissmiller; Elders Thomas Vinson, 
Trish Anderson, and Carol Fray. Phyllis M. Kort was elected Moderator and James M. Rissmiller, Clerk of 
the Commission. Guest minister Thomas O. Bagley of Greater Atlanta Presbytery was welcomed and invited 
to sit with the Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 4:00 p.m., the Moderator presiding. Thomas O. Bagley preached the sermon using as his text Matthew 
25:14-30 and his topic, "Freedom, Risk, Creativity, Joy." Phyllis M. Kort propounded the constitutional 
questions to the Minister. Thomas Vinson offered the prayer of ordination and installation. Thomas Allen 
Huff, Jr. was declared duly ordained and installed as Pastor of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church according to 
the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Carol Fray charged the Pastor, and James M. Rissmiller 
charged the congregation. 

Thomas Allen Huff, Jr., the newly ordained and installed Pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the 
service the Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed the meeting with prayer by 
Phyllis M. Kort. 



INSTALLATION OF JOE LEWIS SPEARS 
AS PASTOR OF CAMERON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ELMWOOD 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install Joe Lewis Spears as Pastor of Cameron Presbyterian 
Church, Elmwood, met at the Cameron Church, June 2, 1996, at 3:45 p.m. The meeting was called to order 
by Esther Preston. The prayer was offered by Michael Warren. The following members were present: 
Ministers James Henderson, Merv Gardiner, Malcolm Bullock; Elders Esther Preston, James Steele, Roy L. 
Carruth, and Phyllis Chambers. Esther Preston was elected Moderator and Roy L. Carruth, Clerk of the 
Commission. 

After organization, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 4:00 p.m., the Moderator presiding. Rev. James Henderson preached the sermon using as his text Jeremiah 
1:4-10 and Romans 10:14-17. Esther Preston propounded the constitutional questions to the minister. Phyllis 
Chambers propounded the constitutional questions to the congregation, and Jim Steele to the Freedom 
Ministry. Rev. Michael Warren offered the prayers of installation. Dr. Joe Lewis Spears was declared duly 
installed as Pastor of Cameron Presbyterian Church according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A). Rev. Malcolm Bullock charged the Pastor, and Jim Steele charged the congregation. 

Dr. Joe Lewis Spears, the newly installed pastor, pronounced the benediction. Following the service the 
Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by Dr. Joe Lewis 
Spears. 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY 
1997 PROPOSED BUDGET 



APPENDIX D 



1994 

INCOME : Actual 

Benevolence Giving $1,774,778 

Presbyterian Hunger Program $7,750 

Program Receipts $35,897 

Hsinchu $1,863 

Miscellaneous $10,394 

Interest Income $10,120 

Prior Year Unspent Funds $0 

TOTAL REVENUE $1,840,802 

EXPENSES: 

ADMINISTRATION COSTS 

Executive Presbyter/S.C. 

Salary $38,755 

Housing $13,000 

Pension $15,600 

Self Employment Ins. $3,959 

Dental Ins. $483 

Continuing Education $410 

Travel $4 , 948 

Total $77,155 

Assoc. Finance/Treasurer 

Salary $42,041 

Pension $11,772 

Social Security $3,216 

Dental Ins. $236 

Continuing Education $519 

Travel $520 

Total $58,304 

Assoc Presby Care /Leadership 

Salary $21,993 

Housing $16,632 

Pension $11,624 

Self Employment Ins. $2,955 

Dental Ins. $483 

Continuing Education $1,139 

Travel $2,693 

Total $57,519 

Assoc. Presby. /Congre. Life 

Salary $27,566 

Housing $13,000 

Pension $12,227 

Self Employment Ins. $3,103 

Dental Insurance $870 

Continuing Education $697 

Travel $3,023 

Total $60,486 



1995 1996 1997 

Actual Budget Proposed 

$1,763,492 $1,766,000 $1,766,000 

$7,750 $3,000 $6,000 

$66,160 $34,379 $24,200 

$0 $0 $0 

$442 $0 $0 

$22,602 $10,500 $20,000 

$0 $0 $0 

$1,860,446 $1,813,879 $1,816,200 



$40,305 $41,716 $42,133 

$13,000 $13,000 $13,130 

$14,925 $15,320 $15,474 

$4,078 $4,186 $4,228 

$515 $515 $515 

$1,089 $1,200 $1,200 

$5,712 $4,500 $4,500 

$79,625 $80,437 $81,180 

$43,723 $45,253 $45,706 

$12,243 $12,671 $12,798 

$3,345 $3,462 $3,497 

$252 $252 $252 

$1,023 $1,000 $1,000 

$1,564 $2,500 $2,500 

$62,150 $65,138 $65,753 

$24,873 $25,743 $26,000 

$16,632 $16,632 $16,798 

$11,621 $11,865 $11,983 

$3,175 $3,242 $3,274 

$515 $515 $515 

$937 $1,000 $1,000 

$2,956 $4,000 $4,000 

$60,709 $62,997 $63,570 

$28,669 $29,672 $29,969 

$13,000 $13,000 $13,130 

$11,667 $11,948 $12,068 

$3,188 $3,265 $3,297 

$712 $515 $515 

$852 $1,000 $1,000 

$1,842 $3,500 $3,500 

$59,930 $62,900 $63,479 



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Hunger Action Enabler 
Salary 
Housing 
Pension 

Self Employment Ins. 
Dental 

Continuing Education 
Travel 
Total 



1994 
Actual 



$11,881 
$7,40<d 
$5,812 
$1,475 
$236 
$65 
$411 
$27,280 



1995 
Actual 



$11,994 
$6,262 
$4,975 
$727 
$210 
$10 
$583 
$24,761 



1996 
Budget 



1997 
Proposed 



$10,000 



$10,000 



Sub Total Program Staff 



$280,744 



$287,174 



$281,472 



$283,982 



NON EXEMPT STAFF 

Salaries/Benefits $136,897 

Travel $170 

Continuing Education $402 

Overtime/bonus/temporary $3,174 

Pritchett (Orange Prsby) $728 

Sub Total Non-exempt $141,371 

TOTAL STAFF COMPENSATION $422,115 



$138,305 $143,433 $145,986 

$452 $1,000 $1,000 

$628 $800 $800 

$1,200 $1,300 $1,200 

$0 $0 $0 

$140,585 $146,533 $148,986 

$427,759 $428,005 $432,968 



Office Costs 



Rent/Utilities 


$23 , 550 


$23 ,550 


$23,550 


Ti era 

$23 , 550 


Telephone 


$8 , 663 


$9,474 


$9,000 


$9,500 


Custodial 


$1,980 


$1,980 


$2,000 


$2,000 


oervice / Maintenance 


§1.2 ,o lb 


514 ,361 


$12 ,000 




Office Supplies 


($2,755) 


($2,728) 


$1,000 


$■ 


Postage 


$2,619 


$5,067 


$4,000 


$5,000 


Equipment Maintenance 


$164 


$527 


$1,000 


$600 


Equipment Purchase 


$16,248 


$0 


$2,000 


$0 


Audit/Legal 


$7,960 


$8,080 


$8,500 


$8,500 


Insurance 


$7,063 


$9,467 


$7,000 


$8,500 


Miscellaneous 


$165 


$248 


$0 


$0 


Legal Fees 


$0 


$0 


$500 


$500 


Motor Vehicle 


$16,589 


$12,180 


$0 


$0 


Sub Total 


$96,122 


$82,206 


$70,550 


$70,550 


TOTAL ADMINISTRATION COST 


$518,237 


$509,965 


$498,555 


$503,518 


GOVERNING BODY FUNCTIONS 










Council Costs 


$15,783 


$8,485 


$5,490 


$5,100 


Black Caucus 


$2,518 


$1,319 


$3 , 900 


$3,900 


Evaluation & Goals 


$23 


$2,003 


$800 


$800 


Nominating Committee 


$955 


$595 


$935 


$600 


Permanent Judicial Com. 


$90 


$0 


$1,200 


$1,200 


Representation Committee 


$74 


$4 


$100 


$100 


Stated Clerk/Presbytery 


$14,639 


$17,494 


$16,250 


$17,000 


Women of Color 


$520 


$386 


$1,025 


$1,000 


Self Development Committee 


$1 


$14 


$0 


$0 


Bi-Centennial Committee 


$432 


$247 


$0 


$0 


TOTAL GOVERNING BODY 


$35,035 


$30,547 


$29,700 


$29,70? 



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1994 


1995 


1996 


1997 




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Division Costs 


$24 


$0 


$100 


$100 


Lommunxcarion commxixee 




$ / , 


^ / , y.-54 




Budget/Finance Committee 


$686 


$567 


$689 


$689 


Personnel Committee 


$415 


$832 


$600 


$600 


TOTAL ADMINISTRATIVE SERV 


$7,451 


$8,542 


$9,323 


$9,323 
















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Church Development Committee 


$42,983 


$63,022 


$127,116 


$127,116 


(r rssuom nxnxstiry; 










Evangelism Committee 


$3,569 


$2,177 


$7 , 150 


$6,600 


Small Church Committee 


$116,844 


$103,484 


$118,000 


$118,000 


TOTAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT 


$167,028 


$170,465 


$254,916 


$304,366 


CHURCH IN THE WORLD DIVISION 










Division Costs 


$790 


$1,495 


$200 


$200 


Urban Ministry Grants 


$24,292 


$16,980 


$20,028 


$20,028 


Hunger Committee 


$863 


$1,435 


$1,500 


$1,500 


Peacemaking Committee 


$580 


$2,023 


$3,375 


$3,375 


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Criminal Justice Committee 


$9,240 


$9,003 


$0 


$0 


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Racial Ethnic Committee 


$662 


$0 


$0 


$0 


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$4o ,0/3 


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Worldwide Ministry Committee 


$10,627 


$34,087 


$12,300 


$9,050 


Ecumenical Relations Comm. 


$636 


$949 


$2,300 


$2,300 


TOTAL CHURCH/WORLD DIV. 


$86,502 


$117,441 


$102,328 


$99,078 


COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 










Examinations Committee 


$859 


$508 


$1,400 


$1,400 


Committee Expenses 


$6,198 


$7,811 


$8,200 


$8 , 200 


Calls & Vacancies Committee 


$19,551 


$1,903 


$2,000 


$2,000 


Conciliation Committee 


$1,500 


$0 


$2,250 


$2,250 


Visitation Committee 


$254 


$332 


$2,400 


$2,400 


Preparation for Ministry 


$19,943 


$17,523 


$23,285 


$23,085 


Professional Development 


$2 , 108 


$3,483 


$0 


$0 


Professional Support 


$1,750 


$1,722 


$6 , 700 


$6,700 


Compensation/Retirement 


$3,490 


$3,800 


$3 , 500 


$3 , 500 


Lay Ministry 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


TOTAL COMTE. ON MINISTRY 


$55,653 


$37,082 


$49,735 


$49,535 



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1994 
Actual 


1995 
Actual 


1996 
Budget 


1997 
Proposed ▼ 


CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIVISION 










Division Costs 
Pathways Committee 
Educational Ministry Cmte. 
Stewardship Education Cmte. 
Worship and Music Committee 
Resource Centers Committee 
Youth Ministry Committee 
Children's Ministry Cmte. 
Singles Committee 
Adult Ministry Committee 
Presbyterian Men 
Spiritual Formation/Enrichme 


$2 

$4,238 
$1,994 
$679 
$359 
$1,448 
$8,969 
$829 
$413 
$1 ,061 
$892 
$919 


$41 
$4,205 
$989 
$1,099 
$888 
$852 
$31,781 
$1 , 102 
$187 
$1 ,760 
$730 
$39 


$250 
$8,000 
$3,720 
$2,075 
$2,000 
$3,100 
$8,400 
$2 , 150 
$1,000 
$2 ,450 
$1,000 
$1 ,950 


$250 

$8,000 

$2,875 
$2,075 
$2,000 
$2,500 
$7,900 
$1 ,900 
$850 
$2 ,260 
$1,045 
$1 ,400 


TOTAL CONGREGATIONAL LIFE 


$21,803 


$43,673 


$36,095 


$33,055 


OUTDOOR MINISTRIES 










Outdoor Ministries Division 
Camp Grier 

CampsNewHope /Presbyterian Pt 
Admin. Cost — New Hope/Presby 


$139 
$2o , 2o- j 
$64,390 
$3,800 


$112 
$2y ,932 
$66,634 
$4 ,000 


$600 
§oW , /an 
$71,886 
$4 , 160 


$600 

$71,886 
$4,160 


TOTAL OUTDOOR MINISTRIES 


$96 ,612 


$100,678 


$107 ,401 


$107 ,401 


TOTAL rRcjSDilhKY Ur£jKftilU«o 


§988 ,321 


$1 ,018 ,393 


$1 ,088 ,053 


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General Assembly 


$165 ,998 


$166 , 123 


$165 ,997 


$165 ,997 


Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 


$96 ,442 


$95 ,194 


$91 ,461 


$91 ,461 


BUDGETED BENEVOLENCE 










General Assembly 


$zy / , yi / 


$<_bvj , boo 


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Synod or tne Miu-Atiantic 


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$202 , 833 


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Higher Governing Bodies Tota 


$773,600 


$724,788 


$725,826 


$725,826 


TOTAL EXPENSES 


$1,761,921 


$1,743,181 


$1,813,879 


$1,861,802 


Excess Income /Expenditure 


$78,881 


$117,265 


$0 


($45,602 



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APPENDIX E 

Received: GA Church Loan Program 



FORM X 

APPLICATION FOR REVIEW AND REVISION OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY CHURCH LOAN TERMS 

(Loan Term Adjustment) 



JECT IDENTIFICATION 



3d :iid Atlantic Presbytery ^ 



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| of Church Yadkin United rreabytcrian Church PIN 9090 

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ress pn^h nffirp any ICif, Citv/State Moh^o^ mp 



2 7 3Q2 Date church was organized : 1968 



e to property held by (exact corporate name) Salem Presbytery 
» of Church (check applicable categories): 

Church Development Church Redevelopment Ecumenical 



m ; Suburban x Rural/Small Town ; ' Federated, Union ; 

n-American y ; Asian ; Caucasian ; Hispanic ; 

ve American ; Others (specify) . 

or ml ??am e $ . S ffRPrr£nce Tel * N °- (919 ^ 5 63 2^1 1 Ac chis church since q 93^ 

I of Session William H . Johns Tel. No. (91 9 ) 5 g 3 43 6 3 



dence Address 4QQ E> Jac }r LDOn St., Mobano, NC 27302 



bytery/synod staff liaison person: r^T-i LLia D r.^r-r-i a Title Assoc for FLna r. 

ess P.O. Box 1 763 , Clommonc, NC 2701 2 Tel No • ( 9 1 9^ 7 6 6 3393 

LEASE FORWARD TO: 

General Assembly Church Loan Program 
National Ministries Division, 

Evangelism and Church Development, Room 3615A 

100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, KY 40202-1396; along with: 



1) completed application and cash flow chart: 

2) copy of congregation's current operating budget: 



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3. 

Section A; INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMMUNITY 

Population of your parish/community: 

Current year 7000 One year hence ? g n ', three years hence 7000 

Have population projections used at the time of loan application/most recent loan review chang> 
significantly? If so, please describe reasons for change. 

J 

What is the economic base of the community? 

Light Industry and Business, Textiles, Furniture Mills, and Farming 

Describe any changes that have occurred recently that affect the economic base of the communit 

Section B; CHURCH STATISTICAL INFORMATION 
Communicant church membership: (give statistics for past five years) 

19 Q-l 19 -^3— 19 ^5 19 94 19 -9-5 



4" 43_ 45 42 40. 



Average Attendance at Sunday Worship service(s) for the past five years: 

19 gi 19 92 19 g? 19 94 19 95 



20 20 ?D 2J1 



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Estimated future membership: 

One year hence ^ ; two years hence ; three years hence £o 



If membership growth goals have changed since the original loan application/most recent revisi'"~ 
of loan terms, oleass describe the factors that ha^e contributed to growth ^oal revisions 

i! 

Church School: Enrollment ]_£] Average Attendance 7 

Annual mobility rate (approximate) 1 Z. 

Age of majority of members: 1 years to 7_5 years. 



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on Request: 

L/Ar >X /^(date) the Session of yadlcin United Presbyterian Church o£ 



jane, NC (city, state) voced to request an extension and revision of the terms 



he of the General Assembly loan(s) that respond to current and projected fiscal ability of 
congregation: 



20/96 U ) j 

\ Clerk of Session N *7illi 



'ftilliam H. Johns 



byterv Action: 



.(date) the Presbytery of pursuant to consultation 



the Session of Church of voted to 

friend the following extension and revision in repayment schedule(s) of General Assembly 
l(s); recognizing the Presbytery's role as guarantor of the General Assembly loan(s): 



Presbytery Executive/Stated Clerk 



d Clearance: 

(date) the Synod of in accord 



. its own appropriate procedures, cleared the request for loan term extension and revision and 
cted the submission of this application to the General Assembly. 



Synod Executive 



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INDEX 



Candidate for the Gospel Ministry 
Examination and Reception of 

Robyn Garrison 140 

Churches 

Waiver of Rotation of Officers, Book of Order G- 14.0201a. 

Yadkin United Church 137 

Commissioners to the General Assembly, Report of 137 

Committees, Reports of 

Budget & Finance Committee 126 

Church Development Committee 140 

Committee on Ministry 135 

Committee on Preparation for Ministry 139 

Council 120 

Examinations Committee 128 

Goals & Evaluation Committee 141 

Hunger Committee 125 

Worldwide Ministries Committee 124 

Enrollment 116 

Minimum Salary Compensation Standards, 1997 136 

Ministers 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Appointment of 

Juan P izzar o Guthrie 135 

George K. Preston, UJ 130 

Brian Kenneth Rummage 133 

Charles Powell Sykes, Sr 131 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Minutes of 

Thomas Allen Huff, Jr 150 

Joe Lewis Spears 150 

Dismissals of 

John C. Brearley 135 

Dusty K. Fiedler 136 

Robert A. Fiedler 136 

Juan Pizzaro Guthrie 135 

Paul D. Woodall, Jr 135 

Dissolutions of Pastoral Relationships 

John C. Brearley 136 

Dusty K. Fiedler 136 

Robert A. Fiedler 136 

Kelly E. Weekly-Mills 136 

Paul D. Woodall, Jr 136 



159 



Memorial 

Charles Lynnwood Brown 138 

Reception of 

Juan Pizzaro Guthrie 133 

George K. Preston, UJ. 128 

Brian Kenneth Rummage 132 

Charles Powell Sykes, Sr. 130 

Omnibus Motion 120 

Sessional Records Review Report 143 

Service of Honorable Retirement 

Jack Roger Marrow 128 

Stated Clerk's Report 143 



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VOLUME VIII 



NUMBER 4 



Minutes of 




THIRTY-SECOND STATED MEETING 
ELKIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA 
October 22, 1996 



I 




MINUTES OF 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 



THIRTY-SECOND STATED MEETING 
ELKIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA 

October 22, 1996 



OFFICERS 



Moderator N. N. Reining, III 

Moderator-in-Nomination Patricia F. Stewart 

Stated Clerk John M. Handley 

Recording Clerk Robert M. Matthews 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk 
Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer 
Associate Presbyter for Congregational Life 
Associate Presbyter for Care and 

Development of Leadership 
Interim Hunger Action Enabler 
Assocoate for Camp Ministries 
Associate for Camps and Conferences 
Administrative Assistant 
Executive Secretary 
Bookkeeper 
Receptionist/Secretary 
Secretary 



STAFF 



John M. Handley 

Willie D. Garvin 
Hewon Han 

A. Michael Warren 
James H. Banbury 
Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 
Paul Ransford 
Esther Preston 
Phyllis Plyler 
Sara Williams 
Judy Brock 
Brenda Nance 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 Lewisville-Clemmons Road 
Suite 308 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
Phone: (910) 766-3393 
FAX: (910) 766-7153 



I 



THIRTY-SECOND STATED MEETING 
MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 
ELKIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA 
October 22, 1996 



The Thirty-Second Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery, held on Tuesday, October 22, 1996, at F.lkin 
Presbyterian Church was called to order by Moderator N. N. Fleming, EH at 9:00 a.m. He led the opening 
prayer, and the Presbytery joined in a service of Worship and Communion. The liturgists were The Reverend 
Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr. and The Reverend James A. Dickens. The preacher was The Reverend J. Miller Liston, 
Moderator of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. The organist was Amy Tayloe. 



ENROLLMENT 



Administrative Staff 

Non-Commissioners 6 

Visitors 76 

Total 345 



The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-G 

J. Lawrence Ayers, Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr., James H Banbury, Jesse W. Bledsoe, Linda L. Blessing, Ronald 
L. Bowie, Malcolm M. Bullock, David H Burr, Charles R. Carter, Robert E. Cleveland, Frederick A. H 
Coates, Kermit W. Dancy, Dale W. Davidson, Max E. Deal, Frank M Dew, James A. Dickens, Barbara E. 
Dua, Stewart E. Ellis, Robert C. Evans, III, Carlton A. G. Eversley, Carol C. Fisher, Charles G. Fitzpatrick, 
James T. Frazier, E. B. Freeman, Robert O. Freeman, Robert M. Gant, Jr., Murv 5 L. Gardiner, Philip R. 
Gehman, Robert J. Goforth. 



Commissioners 

Elders 142 

Ministers 112 

Corresponding Members 

Ministers 2 

Church Educators 7 



H-M 

John M Handley, Holly D. Hayes, David C Heil, James Henderson, Margret L. Henderson, David L. Henry, 
Cynthia R. Higgins, Fredrick R. Horner, Robert M Howard, Thomas Allen Huff, Jr., Joanne R. Hull, Guy 
W. Hunt, Jr., George Hunter, Ann B. Jahnes, Robert S. Jeffords, Sr., Kurt W. Johnston, Henry J. Keating, 
Alyce M. Kelly, J. David Kivett, William R. Knox, Phyllis M. H Kort, Donald E. Lannon, David E. Leininger, 
Ruth Ann Lenger, S. Edwin Lewis, William J. MacDonald, Robert M. Matthews, Stephen P. McCutchan, 
Angus W. McGregor, Mary C. McNeal, Judson J. Milam, John L. Milholland, E. Thomas Miller, James A. 
Mitcham, H Reid Montgomery, Molly Dotson Morgan, Allen E. Morrison, Stephen A. Moss, Lisa M. Mullen, 
George H Murray, IV. 



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Gail Porter Nelson, J. Herbert Nelson, Lisa T. Nelson, David C. Partington, S. Curtis Patterson, Jamie Bibee 
Pharr, Phillip Justin Pogue, George K. Preston, HI, Catherine J. Reed, Leland A. Richardson, Raymond W. 
Riddleberger, Paul N. Ridolfi, James M Rissmiller, Russell H. Ritchei, Jr., Jeannette G. Rodenbough, Brian 
K Rummage, Victor C. Scott, A Carter Shelley, Jerold D. Shetler, Jeffrey D. Smith, Paul R. SnelL Laura M. 
Spangler, Joe L. Spears, Samuel Stevenson, Mark T. Stewart, Jamie D. Stimson, Larry E. Summey, David H. 
Sutton, Al F. Thomas, Jr., Erich W. Thompson, John G. Truitt, Jr., Rockwell P. Ward, W. Russell Ward, Jr., 
A. Michael Warren, William C. Weckerly, Norman M. Whitney, Sr., Daniel C. Wilkers, Stephen H. Wilkins, 
Frank C. Wilkinson, James K. Wilson, Jr., William T. Wing, HI, R. Scott Woodmansee, Richard S. Wurst, Jr. 



The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

Wyatt Aiken, Jr., James H. Allen, L. Adlai Boyd, Janet B. Briscoe, David M. Cameron, Kathryn J. Cameron, 
Carole F. Chase, Jae Heung Chung, J. Randy Hall, Hewon Han, William C. Hayes, Robert W. Herron, Walter 
W. King, Thomas K. Lane, William F. Lawrence, Jr., Robert E. Lee, B. Paul Lindsey, Joel M Long, Steve A. 
Martin, Same E. McGregor, Jr., James F. Miller, Joseph L. Pickard, A. B. Plexico, Dennis J. Sebesan, R. Page 
Shelton, Billy F. Sosebee, William F. Stephens, IIL Patricia F. Stewart, C. Powell Sykes, Sr., Dan M Thornton, 
John A. Wilkerson, Jr., J. Gordon Williams, Christopher E. Zorn. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Alonza M Alexander, Lawrence W. Avent, Dwight Lee Barker, Ernest M Bradford, Edwin C. Brammer, Jr., 
Warren C. Brannon, Charles L. Brown, William Brown, Cecil C. Callis, George C. Carpenter, William H 
Chappell, Frank C Collier, L. B. Colquitt, Jr., Herbert H Culler, Ares Davidian, Frank A. Davison, F. Marion 
Dick, C. Wayne Dixon, Norris L. Fellows, Joseph W. Flora, Robert L. Forbis, Jr., William H. Foster, Jr., 
Milton M. Foust, Samuel R. Fudge, Harold E. Fuller, Jr., Joseph M Garrison, Lucius A. Gray, J. Stimson 
Hawkins, Dewitt F. Helm, Everett A. Hewlett, Z. N. Holler, John S. Johnson, Morton Kurtz, Julian Lake, 
William F. Long, Wilkes D. Macaulay, James M McDamel, Charles T. McKee, Lacy V. McPherson, Allen C. 
McSween, Donald Mimbs, K. Moser Misenheimer, William H Morrison, Joseph B. Mullin, Robert E. Osman, 
Joseph K. Parker, Jr., O. W. Perrell, George A. Ploger, W. Clark Porter, m, Donald G. Price, John A. 
Redhead, Jr., Gerald N. Reiff, William Rhodes, Jr., Paul S. Ryoo, Grant M Sharp, Lester E. Sheppard, 
William R. Smith, EH, Ernest L. Stoffel, Harry S. Thomas, Robert L. Turner, William D. Varker, Stanley M 
Voth, Harold F. Waldruff, Roy E. Watts, Worth N. Watts, Robert S. Wells, John C. Whitley, John A. 
Womeldorf, William J. Wrenn, Jr. 



The following Ministers were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery: 

Jonathan C. Barker, Philip A. Beck, Robert A Bryant, Robert E. Button, M. Gray Clark, Virginia Ann 
Cowfer, William J. Cowfer, O. Leighton Culler, William Riche DeLong, M Susan Dobyns, Christopher F. 
East, Lou McAlister East, Jeffrey J. Falter, Larry W. Freeman, Sherron K. George, Carter B. Gillespie, Scott 
C. Girard, Robert W. Henderson, William Jones, David T. Lee-Andrews, Robert M. Lewis, Z. Bradford Long, 
James M. Mauldin, Richard R. Osmer, Fra nklin L. Partridge, in, Steve Macon Pharr, Michael J. Poulos, Marie 
P. Reed, Francis J. Rivers, Jerry M Smith, Stevan A. Snipes, John B. Talmage, Glenn C. Thomason, Kellie 
E. Weekley-Mills, Benjamin F. Williams, Charles Williams. 



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The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their representatrve(s): 
A-F 

Alamance Kenneth M. Hollingsworth, James R. Hunter, Allen Temple Margaret Cowan, Virginia Mott, 
Asburv Robert Overby, Asheboro First W. R. "Sandy" Grey, Betty Lee, Baird's Creek Gerald Staninger, 
Bethany (Graham) A H. Patterson, Jr., Bethel Curtis J. Ring. Bethesda (Ruffing James Y. Blackwell, Bethesda 
(Statesville) Hazel McNeely, Beulah Elizabeth R. Scott, Bixby James Miller, Boone First Frank Hamilton, 
Boonville First Hallie Cundiff, Darlene Lytton, Calvary Margaret S. Marks, Fred Tatum, Cameron Thelma G. 
Mills, Opal Stockton, Centre Robert Gibson, Church of the Covenant Buck Cochran, Clemnons Roger Squier, 
Clio Adrian Dobson, Community in Christ John Gemuenden, Cooleemee Kevin Dodd, Crestwood Jake Lanier, 
Cross Roads Sarah W. Cobb, Dellabrook Annie Campbell, Inis D. Johnson, Dogwood Acres Frances 
Fitzpatrick, El Bethel Jack R. Dyer, Elkin Ralph O. Lanier, Fieldstone Margaret Freeman, Celeste Wilkinson, 
Fifth Creek James R. Johnson, Flat Rock Burton Dinkins, A L. McAlexander, Forest Hills Ann Brinson, 
Forest Park Elaine Sampson, Francisco Octavia Edwards, Franklin Kevin McNeely, Nathan Thomason, 
Freedom Minnie Dobbins, Dorena Stevenson. 

G-M 

Glendale Springs Leslya Phipps, Grace Thelma Hines, Ethan Sherrod, Graham Mark DeJournette, Allen D. 
Tate, Jr., Greensboro First Tom Anderson, Stella Bjostad, Richard Wharton, Darlene Young, Guilford Park 
Edney B. Cheshire, John Neufeld, Hawfields Beth Dunkley, Rick Williams, High Point First Bill Hylton, Dick 
Marsky, Murray M White, Jr., Highland Bob Elliott, Carol Simes, Hills Janice J. Yopp, Jamestown John 
Hamil, Bill Pleasants, Don A Schelhammer, Lansing Gayl Knox, Laurel Fork Don Tucker, Lexington Second 
Bobby G. Young, Llovd Estella McFadden, Logan Daisy M Keaton, Dorothy Mintz, Madison George Perm, 
Mebane Ernest Richmond, Mocksville First Paul Beaver, Mooresville First Pat R. Culberson, E. Richard 
Fortanbary, Lucile W. McClure, Mt. Jefferson Clara M. O'Brien, Mt. Tabor Howard C. Taggert, Mt. Vernon 
Roman Culbertson, Mt. Vernon Springs W. J. Porter. 

N-Z 

New Creation Community Miriam Bell, New Salem Jeanne Cockrell, North Wilkesboro Robert C. Berry, Bill 
Brame, Jim Trick, Oak Ridge Betty Glud, Old Providence Betty Wooten, Old Town Robert DuRant, Parkway 
Dick Clausen, Marti Lohmeyer, Pilot Mountain First James S. Blackwelder, Freddy D. Smith, Pine Hall Chis 
Rodenbough, Pine Ridge Debbie Brinkley, Pittsboro Mary Hayes Holmes, Edith Wasko, Presbytery Moderator 
N. N. Fleming, III, Prospect Sam Edmiston, Phil Loftin, Reid Memorial Leonard D. Campbell, Reidsville First 
Anne Scott, Caroline Vanstory, St. Andrews Fred B. Knott, Jr., St. James Margaret L. Carr, Catherine Rankin, 
Rosa T. Yourse, St. Paul (Greensboro) Ron Lochbaum, St. Paul (High Points Calvin Scaife, Salisbury First 
Dyke Messinger, Rick Perry, Salisbury Second Tom Kimball, Sedgefield Dick Lacy, Shadv Side Charles 
England, Robert Gilchrist, Jr., Shallowford Julia D. Cooper, Shiloh (Burlington! Robert E. Pennington, Jr., 
Shiloh (Statesville) George Martin, Siler City Edna Becker, Speedwell Nori Torbert, Spencer Tom Powell, 
Springwood Gwyn Ingle, Starmount Martha Farthing, Eloise Lewis, Statesville First George Caudle, Stonv 
Creek Anne Hall, Tavlorsville Rom Teague, Thomas ville First Johnnie E. Suggs, Thvatira Charles Sloop, 
Trinity (Winston-Salem) Mary Homrighous, Unity Robert B. Deal, Vandalia Terry Spence, Westminster 
(Greensboro) Carolyn Plumb, Whispering Pines Emmett Rich, Winston-Salem First Edward Carter, Mack 
Dagenhart, Millu Sugg, Yadkin United Donald L. Tate, Thomas O. Vinson. 



The following Churches were excused from having representatives at this meeting of Presbytery. 

Cleveland, Eden First, Fairmont, Greenwood, Griers, Gulf, Kernersville First, Korean First, Lexington First, 
Pleasant Grove, Smyrna, Tabor, Wentworth. 



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The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse from this meeting of Presbytery. 

Bethany (Statsville), Buffalo, Burlington First, Church of the Cross, Collinstown, Concord, Covenant, Danbury 
Community, Ebenezer, Edward Webb Memorial, Elmwood, Faith, Fellowship, Glenwood, Hope View, 
Immanuel, John Calvin, Joyce, Little Joe's, Love Valley, Memorial, Milton, Mocksville Second, Mount Airy 
First, Oakland, Oakview, Peak Creek, Piedmont, Randolph, Red House, Riverview, Rumple Memorial, Sandy 
Ridge, Southminster, Sparta, Stoneville, Third Creek, Trinity (Elon College), Trinity (Salisbury), Westminster 
(Burlington), Yadkinville, Yanceyville. 

The following Church Educators were enrolled: 

Martha Lou Anderson, Evelyn Edwards, Eleanor Godfrey, John Heaggans, Nancy O'Dell, Beth Poplin, Edye 
Williamson. 



The following Corresponding Members were present: 

Miller Liston, Abingdon Presbytery; Edward Newberry, Charlotte Presbytery. 



The following Visitors were registered: 

Terry Aiken, G. Douglas Aitken, Jr., Juanita Allen, Gladys W. Bailey, Annie Miller Bates, Susan Batten, Harry 
Beaver, Nettie D. Blackwell, Lois S. Brake, C. W. Cameron, Mirian Cameron, Diean J. Campbell, Margaret 
C. Carr, Roy Carr, Phyllis Chambers, Brenda M. Chunn, Greta Connor, Calvin Crump, Reid Dalton, Martha 
Dobson, Bruce Feltrup-Exum, Mrs. Neel Fleming, Jonathan Freeman, Marion D. Gilliam, Cathy Grey, Perry 
Griffin, Mike Griggs, Jimmy Hall, Charlotte Hamlin, Kay Hart, Mary Rose Head, Barbara Hochuli, Helen 
Hunter, Cynthia Keever, Cynthia Kirkman, Hazel Lackey, J. M. Lackey, Christie Leininger, Thomas K. Lewis, 
III, Mrs. Miller Liston, Bob Lohmeyer, L E. Martin, Cora L. Massey, James Miles, Jane Miller, Mary N. 
Mitcham, Jewelene Parker, John L. Pharr, Carolyn Porter, Frances Porter, George K. Preston, Jr., Constance 
Purcell, Richard L. Quails, Rainey M Ratchford, Patricia Rice, Myra Rich, Julia M Richmond, Gill Ripley, 
Charles Rodenbough, Charley Rose, Bill Rountree, Virgia Rush, Otis B. Scott, Mack Snoddy, Bob Synder, 
Vivian H Stogsdill, Annie M Taggert, Vada Tatum, Deryl Torbert, Ronald Vaughan, Russell Walker, Jeff 
Smith, Venda Whitney, Martha Wilcox, Jason Williams, Harold Wingert. 
The following Administrative Staff were present: 



QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum was present for conducting the business of the Presbytery. 



DOCKET 

The Docket was presented by Murray White, Moderator of Council. 



ACTION: 

1. The Docket for the Thirty-Second Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was adopted. (Appendix 
A pp. 195-197.) 



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OMNIBUS MOTION 



Murray White, Council Moderator, presented the Omnibus Motion. Following opportunity for the removal 
of items, the Omnibus Motion was approved in a single vote. The recommendations so approved appear in 
the reports of the persons or committees making them and are identified by OM designation in the left 
margin. Included in the Omnibus Motion was the written report and recommendation of the Committee on 
Representation (Appendix B, p. 198). 

WELCOME 

The Governing Body was welcomed by The Reverend Tom Bagnal, Interim Pastor of the El kin Presbyterian 
Church. Information regarding the facilities and arrangements for the meeting were presented. The 
Moderator welcomed Elders attending Presbytery for the first time. The following ministers from other 
presbyteries were introduced and welcomed and seated as Corresponding Members: Edward Newberry, 
Charlotte Presbytery. 

ECUMENICAL VISITOR 

The Ecumenical visitor, The Reverend Dr. Bill Johnson, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Elkin was 
introduced. He addressed the Presbytery briefly. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the Presbytery and recommended 
referrals as appropriate. (Summary of Communications, Appendix C, pp. 199 -200.) 

MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS COMMITTED TO RECORD 

The Minutes of Commissions to Ordain and/or Install Pastors were admitted to record . (Appendix D, pp. 
201-202.) 

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE 
Dale Davidson, Moderator 

Under the guidance of Dr. Charlotte Hamlin and Terry Aiken of Guilford College, the Social Justice 
Committee presented four scenarios depicting group injustice. After each scene the Presbytery was asked for 
reactions and questions. Leader Dale Davidson acknowledged that the presentation and discussions would 
not fix the problems of injustice and racism. Nevertheless, she expressed the hope that the Presbytery would 
make progress in areas of race relations, taking advantage of diversity, etc. 

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 
S. Edwin Lewis, Moderator 

The Personnel Committee conducted annual reviews for John Handley and Willie Garvin on July 30, 1996, 
and for Mike Warren on September 24, 1996. The reviews were based on information received on evaluation 
forms from persons with whom the staff persons have worked in the last year, insights of the Executive 
Presbyter/Stated Clerk, as well as the Committee's extended conversation and review of the evaluative forms 
with each of the staff persons. 



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All three received high praise for their dedication, vision, and expertise. They significantly resourced, assisted, 
and enabled our Presbytery to do its work. The Committee is cognizant of the exhausting-physically, mentally, 
and spiritually—nature of their work, as well as the high expectations our Presbytery has of them. 

Consequently, it is extremely important that we support them in every way possible, not only to prevent burn 
out, but also that we may be a means by which they experience God's empowering grace. 

The Committee had the privilege of having lunch with the support staff of Presbytery's Office on September 
24, 1996. Their work is efficient, their morale is good, and their motivation is rooted in their commitment 
to serve Jesus Christ in and through the Church. We are grateful for Judy Brock, Brenda Nance, Phyllis Plyler, 
Esther Preston, and Sara Williams and for their work which facilitates the ministry of Salem Presbytery. 



ACTION: 

2. Presbytery Program Staff John M. Handley, Willie D. Garvin, and A. Michael Warren and 
Support Staff Judy Brock, Brenda Nance, Phyllis Plyler, Esther Preston, and Sara Williams were 
commended for their dedicated and faithful service over the last year and a prayer of 
thanksgiving and intercession was offered for them by Lisa Nelson. 



SERVICE OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT FOR HENRY J. KEATING 

Presbytery joined in a service of Honorable Retirement for the Reverend Henry J. Keating led by Michael 
Warren. David H. Burr spoke of his contributions to the Church during his ministry. John Handley presented 
to Mr. Keating a framed Certificate of Honorable Retirement on behalf of Salem Presbytery. 

LUNCH 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer at 12:30 for lunch. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

SERMONS BY CANDIDATES FOR ORDINATION 

Following lunch, Presbytery was divided into three groups to hear the ordination sermons of candidates as 
follows: 

Jonathan H. Freeman Text: Luke 4:14-30 "What Went Wrong In Nazareth?" 
Perry D. Griffin Text: I John 1:5-10 "The True Character of A Christian" 

Thomas K Lewis, IIL Text: Mark 14:1-11 "An Unexpected Guest" 

The Moderator then reconvened the Presbytery at 1:45 p.m., and The Reverend Jim Banbury led the Prayers 
of Thanksgiving and Intercession and the dedication of the 2e-A-Meal Offering. 



PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 
Murray White, Jr., Moderator 

Your Council has met twice since the last Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery. 



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2. Permission to serve Communion October 5 at the Breakfast Communion of the Presbyterian Men of 
Guilford County was granted. 

3. Permission to serve Communion at the Youth Retreat November 2 was granted. 

4. The following persons were appointed to serve on a Stewardship Task Force: Doug Aitken, Mack 
Dagenhart, Bob Mills, Jud Milam, Carlyle Kinlaw, Cynthia Kirkman, Willie Garvin, and Hewon Han. 

5. Council voted to approve the purchase of two computers and a printer for the Salem Presbytery Office 
at a cost of $3,517.03. 

6. Council voted to ask The Reverend R. O. Freeman to be Salem's representative on the North Carolina 
Council of Churches. 

7. Council approved the General Assembly Mission Program Grant Annual Review for Oak Ridge Church. 

8. Council approved the request of the Church Growth and Enrichment Cluster be increased to eight elected 
members and eight selected members with a total membership of sixteen. 



ACTION: 

3. Funds in the amount of $1,200 were made available to the Goals and Evaluation Committee for 
the purpose of financing a cluster workshop leader training event November 2. 



TASK FORCE OF COUNCIL - OFFICE LOCATION COMMITTEE 

Presentation of this report for approval is contingent upon the successful completion of the zoning change 
requested as a part of the property purchase. Final approval of that request will not be available until after 
October 14. 

The Council has continued over several years to seek an acceptable proposal for a permanent location 
for the offices of Salem Presbytery. After a large number of inquiries and several promising leads, none of 
which fit our rather demanding criteria, we present the following with thanks to God for guidance. 

The major reasons for this consistent desire to own our own building are centered around issues of good 
stewardship. Initially, the three-year lease on space in the "Bronze Building" on Lewis ville-Clemmons Road 
was considered temporary. This was largely due to the annual lease cost: $23,500. Since April 1989 when 
the Office first opened, Salem has made lease payments totalling $176,625 (August 1996) which includes 
utilities. As staff, workload, and demand for meeting space has increased, the 3,000 square feet included in 
the lease has become more crowded and inadequate for Presbytery's needs. Due to the generosity of our 
present landlord, we have been able to use 3 unrented sections of the building as meeting space. 

Among the sites actively pursued have been: adding a Presbytery Office wing onto the recent 
office/classroom addition of the Clemmons Church, a lot on Stadium Drive behind the former Roses store, 
a former Lutheran Church building in Kernersville, property adjacent to Shallowford Church, a lot in the 
Clemmons Business Park (visible from 1-40), property off Lewis ville-Clemmons Road (behind the former 
Boston Market, two properties west of the Catawba River on U.S. 158, property on N.C. 801 south of U.S. 
158, and a lot on Old Glory Road (near the present office). Prices for 1-2 acres (needed to meet watershed 
zoning standards) ranged from $55,000 to $120,000. A possible option was presented by an ad hoc group of 
First Church Greensboro offering the Presbytery occupancy of the top (4th) floor of a former Savings & Loan 



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building adjacent to their campus. It is now owned by First Church whose offices are located on the floor 
below. It would involve Salem paying for utilities (estimated between 55,000 and $6,000 annually) and making 
rent or lease payments to First Church after one year free (to help offset upfitting costs— estimated to be 
approximately S75.000). The rent/lease amount (although presently undetermined) was indicated to be lower 
than the present lease and would include twice the space. There would be possibilities of additional shared 
space uses with the church. 

Almost simultaneously, a property located adjacent to the Clemmons Church on Stratford Road (U.S. 
158) became available as a building site. This was the prime location sought by the Council's Office Location 
Task Force for the last year. It requires rezoning to "Light Office-Special Use" designation which is being 
sought by the owner. Except for Clemmons Church, all other adjacent lots are occupied by existing single 
family dwellings. 

The property will accommodate a full brick structure including almost 5,000 square feet interior space, 
partitioned into fifteen rooms, reception area, several storage closets, and two bathrooms. The larger of those 
spaces include a 720 sq. ft. Assembly Room, a 567 sq. ft. Resource Center, and a 432 sq. ft. Work Room. The 
proximity to Clemmons Church would also add to its value both in ease of visitors locating the Salem Office 
and in the possibility of future cooperative shared uses. 

The Council weighed the merits of the two options most available and recommends that Salem Presbytery 
build its own building adjacent to the Clemmons Presbyterian Church. The following criteria support this 
recommendation: 

1) In 1989 Salem Presbytery approved the report of its Office Location Committee to seek a location 
in the vicinity of Clemmons. That report, adopted January 5, 1989, read: 

The Office Location Committee has selected Clemmons as the proposed home of Salem 
Presbytery. The rationale includes: 

- geographic centrality 

- demographic centrality: approximately 18,400 Presbyterians live west of Forsyth 

- County/Guilford County line, 21,236 live to the east of it; 92 churches are to the 
west, 66 to the east 

- convenient access from major highways 

- good schools, housing, recreation, spouse employment (unemployment rate 3.2% as of 

October 1, 1988), low crime rate 

- adequate work force potential (including racial-ethnic persons) in area 

The Council believes these criteria still have merit. 

2) Since that 1989 decision was made, the Presbytery has employed an excellent Support and Program 
Staff who have served us well. All of them presently live in the Winston-Salem/Clemmons area or, 
in the case of three of the Support Staff, further to the west in Davie and Iredell Counties. 

The Council is aware that moving to Greensboro would cause major disruption of the staff with the 
loss of at least three (possibly more) of the present nine members of Presbytery Staff. 

There has been significant discussion through the years concerning the stewardship implications of 
renting/leasing verses Presbytery ownership the office. One of the major reasons cited for the decision not 
to pursue the offer presented by the Clemmons Church four and Vz years ago was the hesitancy over not 
owning the property on which the building was to be located. 

The Council is also aware that we will have spent by the end of this year almost $200,000 on the present 
leased space in less than nine years. In less time than that we would be able to free up most of that "big 
ticket" expense item for mission by proceeding to build an office. 



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The Council believes that both the best business sense and the most faithful stewardship of our God given 
resources would be best served by buying this property and building in Clemmons. 

Ten Year Cost Comparison 
Building Purchase vs. Present Least Agreement 

Lease Agreement : Cost over the next ten years (costs for next three years rem ainin g at current rate; 3%> 
increase every three years from 2000 through 2007) 



3 yrs. @ 


523,550 


570,650 


3 yrs. @ 


$24,257 


72,771 


3 yrs. @ 


524,984 


74,952 


lyr. @ 


$25,734 


25,734 



TOTAL LEASE COST for next ten years 5244,107 
Purchase : 

Land Cost = 545,000 

(55,000 down + 540,000 financed over 8 years @ 9%) = 5 61,294 

Construction/Building Cost = 281,000 

(Contractor = 5250,000; New Furnishings = 55,000; 
Office Sign = 51,000; 10% cost overrun = 525,000) 

Maintenance Cost = 66,000 

(Lighting/Heating/Cooling = 53,600 x 10; 
Miscellaneous repairs Aip keep = 53,000 x 10) 

Cost of Financing 5131,000 @ 8.45% over 10 years = 63,454 

TOTAL PURCHASE COST SPREAD OVER 10 YEARS 5471,748 

Ten Year Comparison 

Lease cost of 5244,107 compared to purchase cost of 5471,748 shows a difference of 5227,641 (cost of 
purchase over cost of lease. 

When compared to the most conservative estimate of the value of the building in ten years of 5326,000 
(actual cost of land and construction), the difference is a net investment gain of 598,359. 

Annual Budget Comparison after ten years 

Lease cost -0- 
"Maintenance Costs" 56,600 
(see above) 

This would free approximately 518,400 annually for mission. 



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ACTIONS: 

4. Salem Presbytery approved the purchase of a vacant 1.707 acre tract of land described as follows: 

BEGINNING at an iron on the Northernmost right-of-way line of Clemmons Road 
(US Highway 158), Southwestern corner of the Trustees for Clemmons Presbyterian 
Church Property as described in Deed Book 952 page 431 Forsyth County Registry; 
from said beginning point thence continuing with said right-of-way line the following 
two calls and distances: North 68 deg. 32 min. 12 sec West 393.89 feet to a point, 
and North 68 deg. 3 min. 56 sec. West 148 feet to an axle, a corner with Meadow 
Brook Associates; ru nnin g thence with the Southern line of said Meadow Brook 
Associates the following two calls and distances: South 89 deg. 59 min. 3 sec. East 
37.73 feet to an iron, and North 88 deg. 24 min. 1 sec. East 169.24 feet to an axle, 
Southwestern corner of Thomas J. Callaghan et ux Property as described in Deed 
Book 1411 page 888 Forsyth County Registry, continuing with the Southern line of 
said Callaghan Property North 88 deg. 43 min. 30 sec. East 173.23 feet to an iron, 
Southwest corner of the Sunder I. Khemlani et ux Property as described in Deed 
Book 1824 page 2034 Forsyth County Registry, thence continuing with the Southern 
lines of said Khemlani Property and the Gregory F. Key et ux Property North 89 deg. 
8 min . 43 sec. East 391.87 feet to an axle; running thence with Western lines of the 
aforementioned Clemmons Presbyterian Church Property the following two calls and 
distances: South 59 deg. min. 16 sec West 284.83 feet to an iron, and South 19 
deg. 35 min. 43 sec West 71.27 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, 
containing 1.71891 acres, more or less, according to survey prepared by Thomas A 
Riccio RLS - L2815 dated August 14, 1996. 

The cost of the property is S45,000 to be paid as follows: 

$5,000 to be paid by the time of closing ($100 to be paid up front in earnest money, 
the balance of 54,900 paid at closing); 540,000 to be secured by promissory note at 
9% per annum payable in 96 equal monthly payments, principle and interest, of 
57,036.80 commencing 30 days from the time of closing. (Total cost to Presbytery 
= 561,294.40) 

5. Salem Presbytery voted to contract with EPCO Construction Company, Inc. of Winston-Salem, 
NC, to construct a 4,920 sq. ft. Presbytery Office building located on the lot described above at 
a cost not to exceed S28 1,000. 

6. This 5281,000 project will be financed by: 

1. Taking up to S75,Q00 from continuing year end funds 

2. Using the 550,000 in the Office Designated Fund 

3. Using S 14,853 from the Duke Building Fund (interest to date) 

4. Using 510,147 from the Bi-Centennial Fund 

5. Securing a line of credit for up to 5131,000 

7. Presbytery encouraged churches to participate in the payment of the Office Building on a per 
member basis, as a way to not only raise funds, but to create excitement and ownership for this 
project. 



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THE STAFFING TASK FORCE OF COUNCIL 



The Task Force has researched carefully the situation which prompted the Council to call us to this task. 
We have come to understand that Katy Reed's retirement was the occasion, but not the real catalyst. We 
believe that the situation facing Salem is the same one that prompted Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery (St. Louis 
area) to enter the following assessment in their 1992 Minutes: 

The Presbytery Staff Volunteer in Mission Program is in response to the following: 

A Expectations that the mission of the presbytery will continue to be challenging, complex, and 
multi-faceted. 

B. Competition for limited financial resources will increase in the years ahead, including staff 
compensation. 

C. Experienced and skillful persons whose income needs are being met in other ways will welcome 
the opportunity to make a professional contribution to the presbytery's mission without salary." 

Those three descriptions are already a demonstrable part of Salem's experience. Giddings-Lovejoy (105 
churches, 30,000 members) is somewhat comparable to Salem demographically. 

The Staff VIM Concept 

The Presbytery Volunteer In Mission Staff concept simply described, calls for a combination of paid staff 
(either full-time or part-time) and VIM staff (part-time with only expenses and continuing education paid). 
The VIM staff would be considered to be Presbytery Staff subject to Salem's personnel policies. They would 
be treated in every way as paid staff, except without financial compensation. VIM Staff terms would be one 
year renewable for additional year(s) after annual review and re-election. The focus, weight, and scope of 
responsibilities would vary with the positions. 

Availability of VTM Candidates 

The Task Force believes this concept of staffing by Volunteers In Mission (VIMs) has great promise for 
Salem Given the high level of commitment and skill of those who serve or have served on Salem's committee 
structure, we believe there will be those who will step forward for consideration as VIM Staff. This is 
particularly true of retired persons. 

Costs 

In terms of economics, the presbyteries who are presently using this approach to increasing staff 
availability tell us they are getting more skilled help for less cost! Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery's highest 
budget figure for a one-half time VIM (expenses and continuing education) is S6,000. They have six part-time 
VIM Staff, two full-time paid staff, and five support staff (one part-time). The initial phase would be covered 
by a $10,000 item budgeted for the Hunger Action Enabler. The first position would be the Hunger Action 
Enabler with others proposed by the Personnel Committee through the Council 



RECOMMENDATIONS: 

8. Presbytery approved the Presbytery Staff VIM concept in principle and the Staffing Task Force 
was authorized to develop a position description for a Hunger Action Enabler Volunteer In 
Mission to be presented for approval at the February 1997 Presbytery Meeting. 



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9. The Personnel Committee was instructed to study carefully other needed staff services that could 
be addressed by the VIM concept and develop additional proposals and position description(s) 
to be recommended to the February 1997 and following meetings of Presbytery with 
accompanying budget(s) and sources of income. 



ACTION: 

10. The following persons were elected to the Salem Presbytery Nominating Committee: 



Rev. Sam McGregor (Moderator) 


Section 2 


Siler City 


Rev. Joe Spears 


Section 5 


Ml Tabor/Cameron 


Rev. Katy Reed 


Section 4 


Retired 


Rev. 






Ms. Jane Miller 


Section 3 


Asheboro First 


Ms. Pat Smith 


Section 1 


Eden First 


Ms. Margaret Marks 


Section 6 


Calvary 


Ms. Debbie Coles 


Section 7 


Beulah 


Mr. Jim Price 


Section 4 


Winston-Salem First 


Mr. Ed Mack 


Section 3 


Greensboro First 


Mr. John Barney 


Section 3 


Church of the Covenant 


Mr. Alvis McAlexander 


Section 8 


Flat Rock 



Book of Order structure requirements: 
One-third ministers 
One-third laywomen 
One third laymen 



REPORT OF THE EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
J. David Kivett, Moderator 

Presbytery proceeded with the examination of candidates Jonathan H. Freeman, Perry D. Griffin, and Thomas 
K. Lewis, EEL They have passed the General Assembly Standard Exams, received diplomas from an accredited 
theological school, and have been examined by the Examinations Committee of Presbytery. 

RECEPTION OF JONATHAN H FREEMAN 



11. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination and sermon of Jonathan H Freeman. 

a. Jonathan H. Freeman was received as a Candidate for Ministry on transfer from Holston 
Presbytery and he was certified as a Candidate ready for examination for ordination pending 
a call (G- 14.03 10), so that he may accept the call of the Springwood Presbyterian Church, 
Whitsett, North Carolina, as Pastor, effective October 7, 1996. 



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b. His credo which follows was approved: 

I believe that God is revealed to us through scripture and that the Bible is the written 
Word of God. Yet we are not able to discern the Word by our abilities alone and depend 
upon the Holy Spirit in this endeavor. The Bible is our best and certainly a sufficient witness 
to Jesus Christ. Yet we must exercise care in our interpretation of Scripture by considering 
the entire canon composed of both the Old and New Testaments. Our creeds, confessions, 
and the church all rely upon the authority of Scripture. 

I believe that God creates, yet was not created, and that God is sovereign, supreme, 
omniscient, and omnipresent. As humans our goodness was proclaimed as a part of God's 
creation. Yet while we are said to be good evil and sinfulness exist within our lives. 
Sinfulness is not a part of our created humanity but is a contradiction and is not acceptable 
to God. Jesus Christ did not die in order for us to become something other than human but 
died in order that we might become more human. 

I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and is both fully human and fully divine. In 
Jesus' humanity, He was like ourselves in every way except that He did not sin and was not 
created. In being like us, Jesus died and was resurrected on our behalf and in doing so I 
believe Jesus Christ is my Savior. Christ did not die for the community of faith alone but 
died for all humanity within the will of God. As Christians, when we profess that Christ 
"sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty," we are affirming that Christ is alive 
and that He continues to be our reconcile. 

I believe the Holy Spirit is what allows us to continue in faith and is present among us 
the living God. The Holy Spirit is not an impersonal presence, but in relation with us, the 
Holy Spirit is our relationship with God. Our relationship with the Spirit brings newness to 
life and allows us to be joined together in community. 

c Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral relationship between Mr. Freeman and 
the Springwood Presbyterian Church, Whitsett, North Carolina, effective October 7, 1996; 
approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. The 
Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provisions of the Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call. 

$19,000.00 
3,000.00 
2,900.00 
830.00 
Provided 
Provided 

Four weeks vacation Two weeks study leave 

d. The following Administrative Commission be approved to ordain and install Mr. Jonathan 
H. Freeman at Springwood Presbyterian Church, Whitsett, North Carolina, on November 17, 
1996, at 3:30 p.m. 

NAME RESPONSIBILITY MINISTER/ELDER 

Harriett Phipps Preside & Propound the Elder 

Constitutional Questions 
Thomas Mozley(Guest) Preach the Sermon Minister 



Salary 

Manse Allowance 
Automobile Reimbursement 
Education/Book Reimbursement 
Board of Pensions 
Moving Expenses 



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George Carpenter 



Charge the Minister 

Charge the Congregation 

Lead in Worship 

Prayer of Ordination/installation 

Lead in Worship 



Minister 
Minister 
Minister 
Elder 



Alyce Kelly 
Allen Huff 



Thomas Vinson 
Paul Boone 



Elder 



e. Mr. Freeman was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Salem Presbytery. 



12. Salem Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination and sermon of Perry D. Griffin. 

a. Perry Dwayne Griffin was received as a Candidate for Ministry on transfer from Charlotte 
Presbytery and he was certified as a Candidate ready for examination for ordination pending 
a call (G-14.0310), so that he may accept the call of the Ml Vernon and Mocksville Second 
Presbyterian Churches and Associate Facilitator of Evangelism of the "Freedom Ministry'. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

My statement of faith lies within the basic Christian doctrine that is practical throughout 
the Reformed tradition. I believe in the Sovereignty of God. God created all things and is 
known through the works of all creations and continues to work in and throughout history. 

I believe that God is revealed through Jesus Christ who is the Mediator, Savior, and 
Redeemer. Jesus, the Christ, was fully human and fully divine. Jesus' life, and death, which 
was given for the atonement of our sins also provided for our redemption and salvation. I 
believe in His resurrection. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit which is the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit sustains us in our 
comfort and guide in our discipleship. The Holy Spirit reveals itself to humankind inwardly 
for our enlightenment. The role of the Holy Spirit functions as a source of our personal 
relationship between God and humanity. 

I believe that we are saved through the grace of God which enables us to enter a 
relationship with God. I believe that the Sacraments of the Reformed tradition are visible 
signs of God's grace and love. Baptism is the sign of God's given grace and an adoption 
process into God's family. In the Sacrament of the Lord' Supper, we are reminded of the 
death and sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus the Christ; and we are given the opportunity to be 
in communion with God. 

I believe in the Bible which also enhances my faith because it is the written word of God 
which is revealed through the drama of the human experience. I believe in the one universal 
church, which is an instrument of God, and, a pan of God's revelation to the world for the 
purpose of performing our Creator's will. The church consists of a community of believers 
regardless of denomination, race, and social class structure who are elected by God and called 
out of the world to do God's wilL I find that my belief as a Christian is best expressed 
through the belief, creeds, and polity of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A 



RECEPTION OF PERRY D. GRIFFIN 



ACTION: 



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Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral relationship between Mr. Griffin and the 
Ml Vernon and Mocksville Second Presbyterian Churches as Pastor and as Associate 
Facilitator of Evangelism of the "Freedom Ministry", effective October 15, 1996; approved 
the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. The Committee on 
Ministry is satisfied that these congregations have complied with the EEO provision of the 
Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem Presbytery (July 
1993) in offering this calL 



Salary 

Manse Allowance 
Automobile Reimbursement 
Education/Book Reimbursement 
Board of Pensions 
Moving Expenses 



$19,000.00 
6,000.00 
2,400.00 
1,000.00 
9,100.00 
Provided 



Four weeks vacation 



Two weeks study leave 



That the following Administrative Commission be approved to ordain and install Mr. Perry 
Dwayne Griffin, at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, Woodleaf, North Carolina, on 
November 24, 1996, at 3:00 p.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



E. Thomas Miller 

Edward Newberry(Guest) 
William Hayes 
Roman Culbertson 
Marshall Steele 
Jimmy Steele 
Leland Richardson 
Alyce Kelly 
Hazel McNeely 
Roy Carruth 



Preside & Propound the Minister 

Constitutional Questions 

Preach the Sermon Minister 

Charge the Minister Minister 

Charge the Congregation Elder 

Charge the Congregation Elder 

Charge the Congregation Elder 

Lead in Worship Minister 

Prayer of Ordination/Installation Minister 

Lead in Worship Elder 

Lead in Worship Elder 



e. Mr. Griffin was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Salem Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF THOMAS K. LEWIS, IJJ 



ACTION: 

13. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination and sermon of Thomas K Lewis, HL 

a. Salem Presbytery received Mr. Thomas Knight Lewis, III as a Candidate for Ministry on 
transfer from North Alabama Presbytery and certified him as a Candidate ready for 
examination for ordination pending a call (G- 14.03 10, so that he may accept the call of the 
Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Statesville, North Carolina, as Pastor, effective September 15, 
1996. 



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b. His credo which follows was approved: 



I believe in one triune God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit; Creator and Maker of alL I 
believe that God became flesh and dwelt among us as our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 
While amongst us, Jesus taught us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, and all our 
soul, and all our strength, and all our mind and to love our neighbor as ourselves. With that 
same selfless love Jesus died for the sins of the World upon the cross. Jesus was resurrected 
and reigns in glory at the right hand of God. 

I believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the unique and 
authoritative Word of God, offering the most reliable witness we have to the life, death, 
resurrection, and saving work of Jesus Christ. 

I believe that God has entered into Covenant relationships with humanity throughout 
history, as God did with Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses. In Jesus, God has entered into 
a new covenant written on people's hearts. I believe that as signs and seals of this covenant, 
God ordained the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. The Act of Baptism is a 
sign and seal of the washing away of our sins, our rebirth in Jesus Christ, and our inclusion 
in God's grace. The Lord's Supper is a sign and seal of our communion with our risen 
Lord Jesus. 

I believe, through the intercession of the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to be heralds of 
God's Kingdom which is at hand. We are called by the Scriptures to be agents of justice, 
peace, and reconciliation in this world, eagerly anticipating the second coming of our Lord, 
Jesus Christ In anticipation of the coming Kingdom, we have been gathered by our Lord 
into one church, united by one baptism, under one Lord and Savior of us alL 

c Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral relationship between Mr. Lewis and the 
Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Statesville, North Carolina, effective September 15, 1996; 
approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. The 
Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provisions of the Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call. 



<L The following Administrative Commission was approved to ordain and install Mr. Thomas 
Knight Lewis, III at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Statesville, North Carolina, on November 
3, 1996, at 2:30 p.m. 



Salary 

Housing Allowance 
Automobile Reimbursement 
Education/Book Reimbursement 
Board of Pension 
Moving Expenses 
Four weeks vacation 



519,000.00 
3,000.00 
2,900.00 
750.00 
8,008.00 
Provided 



Two weeks study leave 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Thomas Miller 



Preside & Propound the 



Minister 



Phyllis Chambers 
John Milholland 



Hazel McNeely 
Don Hart 



Morton McMillian (Guest) 
Earl Woodall (Guest) 



Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Ordination/installation 
Lead in Worship 



Minister 



Elder 
Elder 
Elder 



Minister 
Minister 



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e. Mr. Lewis was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to enrolled in Salem 
Presbytery. 



Presbytery proceeded with the committee and examination of William Reid Dalton, IIL Richard L. Quails, 
Thomas Ronald Vaughan, and Jeff White. They have been examined and approved by the Examinations 
Committee of Salem Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF WILLIAM REID DALTON, III 



ACTION: 

14. Salem Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of William Reid Dalton, EI in 
accordance with Book of Order G-11.0402. 

a. The Reverend William Reid Dalton, HI was received from Susquehanna Valley Presbytery 
so that he may accept the call to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Ruffin, North Carolina, as 
Designated Pastor. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

I believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, through whom was revealed to the world in the 
perfection of His justice and love the Creator and Governor of all things. I believe in the 
Death and in the Resurrection of Christ, in which acts of God's marvelous favor both 
forgiveness of sins and eternal life are graciously offered and given to all who believe in Him. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, through whom all who believe in Christ are miraculously 
made His disciples, grafted into His Body to constitute the Church, the People of God. As 
such, the Church is heir to the promises of God to Israel fulfilled in Christ, and is 
empowered by the Spirit to proclaim the Gospel in the world, teaching what Jesus taught, 
serving as Jesus served, and demonstrating through the love shown by her members, one for 
another, the Spirit's incomparable Goodness and Glory, who dwells in them and makes them 
one. 

I believe in God, who being manifested to the world by Christ and the Spirit, is One with 
them, yet each remains distinct from the other two in their eternal threefold being. It is this 
God who is the Creator and Sustainer of all things, who throughout history has shown 
singular and unfathomable patience and mercy, drawing the elect from all peoples, 
disciplining us by chastisements and blessings which transcend our understanding but which 
will culminate in the return of Christ finally to destroy all evil and present the world 
unblemished, a living sacrifice to the one He called, and taught us to call, Father. 

I accept the authority of the Holy Scriptures, the books of the Old and New Testaments, 
given to the Church by God as our only rule of faith and life, in their unity the one Truth 
by which all other claims of truth are measured, and the one Basis upon which all temporal 
judgments we make must themselves be judged. The Scriptures are the only source from 
which the Church calls ministers, elders and overseers, to preach that Word and administer 
her Sacraments. 



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I accept Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper as the two Sacraments instituted by Christ 
and entrusted to His Church, the former to mark the cementing, once and for alL of each 
member into that Body, and the latter, when accompanied by the proclamation of the Word, 
to renew and refresh within the Church and her members the presence and power of God, 
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, enabling us by the cleansing of our lives to believe and to act 
according to the will and in the name of Christ. I accept that the Church and her ministers 
are alike called from every nation and race on earth, male and female, from every station and 
condition of life, and that it is a blasphemy for the Church to allow itself to continue to be 
divided according to these distinctions. Yet, the gifts of the Spirit which equip us to be 
Christ's disciples are apportioned to each of us differently. God wisely ordaining that none 
of us in the Church are complete in our lives and ministry except as we accept the special 
gifts and ministries of all others. 

Presbytery approved the establishment of a Designated Pastoral relationship between Mr. 
Dalton and the Beth es da Presbyterian Church, Ruffin, North Carolina, effective December 
15, 1996; approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. 
The Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provision of the Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this calL 



Salary 

Allowance for Manse Furnishings 
Utilities Reimbursement 
Automobile Reimbursement 
Education/Book Reimbursement 
Board of Pensions 
Dental Insurance 
Moving Costs 



up to 



53,461.00 
3300.00 
3,000.00 
1,000.00 
750.00 
3,989.00 
1,000.00 
Provided 



Four weeks vacation 



Two weeks study leave 



That the following Administrative Commission be approved to install The Reverend William 
Reid Dalton, EI at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Ruffin, North Carolina, on December 15, 
1996, at 4:00 p.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Rick Wurst 

Z. Bradford Long 
Carolyn Harrellson 
Robert Wells 
Mary Ann Kunze 
Nancy Pritchett 
Melzer "Pat" Morgan 



Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 
Lead in Worship 



Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 



Mr. Dalton was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Salem Presbytery. 



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RECEPTION OF BRUCE W. FELTRUP-EXUM 



ACTION: 

15. Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Bruce w. Feltrup-Exum in 
accordance with Book of Order G-ll-0402. 

a. The Reverend Bruce W. Feltrup-Exum was received from Tampa Bay Presbytery so that he 
may accept the call of the First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, North Carolina, to serve as 
Associate Pastor effective November 1, 1996. 

B. His credo which follows was approved: 

I believe that in life or in death I belong to God. I believe that it is only through the 
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion with the Holy Spirit 
that I can be in relationship with my creator. Therefore, I place all of my trust in the one 
triune God, the Holy one of Israel, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Holy words of God 
passed down to us in the form of the Holy scriptures provide the direction for a righteous 
and good relationship with God. I feel that as Christians we should always come to the Bible 
as vulnerable and changeable human beings. In other words, I believe that we should 
approach the Bible with as much vulnerability as we try to place on it. 

I believe that all creation bears some witness of God, and that all things can reveal God 
in a small or in a large way. However, since all of humanity suffers under the curse of the 
original sin committed by Adam and Eve, our experiences, traditions, reason, stories, and 
images are tainted and unreliable. Indeed, humanity falls prey to the temptations of evil just 
like Adam and Eve resulting in separation from God. Since our thoughts and concepts of 
God cannot be totally trusted, we must always check our beliefs against what the Holy 
scriptures speak through God's Spirit. We are all sinful and fallen creatures, and our ideas 
about God can be clouded by our own wants and desires leading us to a distorted or 
perverted perspective which can manifest itself as idolatry. 

I believe that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. The Spirit opens 
our min ds to the love of God, liberates us to love our neighbor, and moves us to love our 
enemy. The Holy Spirit helps us to unmask the idolatries in church and culture, to hear the 
voices of the oppressed, and to work for justice, freedom, and equality. The Holy Spirit bears 
witness to God's promises, Commissions us for service, empowers us for mission, and 
provides for our sustenance and nurture. It is only by the power of the Holy Spirit that we 
present a credible witness to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. 

I believe in Jesus Christ as the only Son of God, fully divine and fully human. Jesus was 
born of a virgin, lived a sinless life that was exemplified by compassion and concern for the 
poor and the outcast It is through His resurrection from death that we come to fully 
recognize Him as the Christ the redeemer. Jesus becomes the stand-in for all of the 
judgment, wrath, and punishment of God and returns forgiveness, blessedness, and eternal 
life for all those who believe in Him. For Christ to die upon the cross was the greatest 
offering of love that God could extend to the human race. Christ's sacrificial gift provides 
for all humanity a right relationship with God. 

The church exists as the inspiration of God, the command of Jesus Christ, and the 
continuing presence of the Holy Spirit As believers we must abide in communion with the 
church, and receive the teaching and sacraments as outward signs of our participation with 
the Holy Spirit and the community of faith. Jesus calls the church to be the sign of the 



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future event of God's activity in the world. Thus, the church does not have a function of 
mission, but rather it exists precisely for the mission of God. Finally, I believe that as faithful 
followers of Christ, in every time and in every place, we should rejoice in knowing and be 
comforted by the fact that nothing in life or in death will ever separate us from the love of 
God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Presbytery approved the establishment of an Associate Pastoral relationship between Mr. 
Feltrup-Exum and First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, North Carolina, effective November 
1, 1996; approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. 
The Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provision of the Book of Order (G-11.0501.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call. 

Salary $23,086.00 
Housing Allowance/Utilities Reimbursement 13,650.00 
Automobile Expense Reimbursement Reimbursed at 

allowable federal rate 
Education/Book Reimbursement 800.00 
Board of Pensions 10,286.00 
Moving Cost Provided 



Vacation Four weeks 



Study Leave Two weeks 



Following ordination by Tampa Bay Presbytery, the following Administrative Commission was 
approved to install The Reverend Bruce W. Feltrup-Exum at the First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheboro, North Carolina, on November 3, 1996, at 7:00 p.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



David Leininger 

Holly Hayes 
Jamie B. Pharr 
Douglas Aitken 
William Neely 
David W. Clark 



Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 



Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 



Mr. Feltrup-Exum was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled 
in Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF RICHARD L. QUALLS 



ACTION: 

16. Salem Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Richard L. Quails in 
accordance with Book of Order G- 11.0402. 

a. The Reverend Richard L. Quails was received from Presbytery of the Peaks so that he may 
accept the call from the Flat Rock Presbyterian Church, Ml Airy, North Carolina, as 1/2 time 
"Tentmaker" Pastor, effective October 1, 1996. 



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His credo which follows was approved: 



I believe that God is the creator of the universe and that we are dependent on God for 
our existence. I believe that God works through the order of the universe to provide for our 
needs and sustain life on earth. 

I believe that God calls us into a covenant relationship in which we are chosen to be 
God's people and to obey God. I believe that the experience of faith is to be open to the 
role of God and always seek the will of God for our lives. I believe that obedience to God 
results in a proper relationship between God and humanity. I believe that a proper 
relationship with God can result in harmonious relationships among all people. 

I believe that sin separates us from God and disrupts orderly relationships among people. 
Sin is the result of either arrogance or despair entering into our relationship with God. In 
the form of arrogance, sin is an attitude of superiority often manifested by presumptuous 
claims that result in stepping beyond our humanness and assuming the role of God. We end 
up playing God when our pride causes us to ignore the will of God. Sin in the form of 
despair appears as a loss of hope or confidence in God. Our loss of hope or confidence in 
God separates us from the will of God and causes us to fill our lives with sensual distractions 
that take the place of God. 

I believe that God graciously acts through Jesus Christ to redeem humanity. I believe 
that Jesus Christ is God incarnate - fully human and fully God. I believe that Christ died 
because of our sins and was raised from the dead by God. In Christ our sins are forgiven and 
we are reconciled to God. In Christ we discover our proper relationship with God and other 
people. We experience salvation by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. 

I believe that we continue to experience the presence of God and Christ in the world 
through the work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to turn away from sin and 
discover our proper relationship with God through Jesus Christ. 

I believe that the Bible bears witnesses to the Word of God and provides an authoritative 
guide for seeking the will of God. I believe that the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's 
Supper are visible signs of the Word of God. I believe that the sacraments provide an 
opportunity for experiencing the presence of Christ in our lives. 

I believe that the Church represents Christ in the world. The Church is composed of a 
community of believers who find their salvation in Jesus Christ. The Church is called to help 
its members grow in the Christian faith, discover God's will for their lives, and share its faith 
in Christ with those who are outside the Christian community. 

c Presbytery approved the establishment of a 1/2 time Tentmaker" Pastoral relationship 
between Mr. Quails and the Flat Rock Presbyterian Church, Ml Airy, North Carolina, 
effective October 1, 1996; approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed 
in his hands. The Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied 
with the EEO provisions of Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted 
by Salem Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call. 



Salary 

Housing Allowance 
Automobile Reimbursement 
Education/Book Reimbursement 
403(K) Plan 



S9,500.00 
2,000.00 
1,450.00 
375.00 



1,000.00/year 



Board of Pensions 



Provided 



Four weeks vacation 



Two weeks study leave 



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d. That the following Administrative Commission be approved to install The Reverend Richard 
L. Quails at Rat Rock Presbyterian Church, Ml Airy, North Carolina, on November 10, 
1996, at 7:00 p.m. 

NAME RESPONSIBILITY MINISTER/ELDER 



Michael Warren 

Paul Ridolfi 
Guy Hunt 
David Beal 
A L. McAlexander 
Robert Overby 



Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 



Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 



e. Mr. Quails was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Salem Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF THOMAS RONALD VAUGHAN 



ACTION: 



17. Salem Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Thomas Ronald Vaughan 
in accordance with Book of Order G-11.0402. 



a. After answering affirmatively the questions for ordination in the Book of Order, Thomas 
Ronald Vaughan was received by Salem Presbytery so that he may accept the call from New 
Salem Presbyterian Church, Stony Point, North Carolina, as Pastor effective November 11, 
1996. 

b. His credo which follows was approved: 

I believe that the religion of the Judeo-Christian tradition is a revealed religion, i.e., God 
has chosen to become immanently involved in the lives of persons. As God called a people 
to become an elect nation, God revealed in history more and more of the divine personality 
and its intention for all of creation. This revelation culminated in God's own enfleshment 
in Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus lived among us, demonstrating perfect faith, love, trust, and 
obedience, becoming through this perfection our model for full and true human existence. 
For our sins, Jesus was crucified, dead, and buried, then was literally alive again. He 
ascended back into the presence of God, opening the way for the more fully defined age of 
the Spirit, in which age we continue to live. God's Holy Spirit enabled the Scriptures to 
emerge, empowered the creation of the Church, and affected the regeneration and new birth 
of persons, calling them out of darkness into light, out of death into life. 

I am, therefore, a traditional Trinitarian, affir min g the fundamental principle of the 
interpersonal relationship within the Godhead. This belief informs my conviction that God 
graciously and lovingly desires a similar interpersonal relationship with all human beings. 
The chief end of humankind is certainly "to glorify God, and fully to enjoy" God forever. 

The Church contains the called people of God, and is commanded to complete the saving 
ministry begun in Jesus. The sacraments are means of grace. In baptism, God acts to initiate 
us into the Church. In Holy Communion, God acts to recapitulate physically and spiritually 



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the saving event of our faith. In the Scriptures, God gives the standard for faith and practice 
in the Church, and God's Spirit illuminates faithful hearers and readers to understand and 
to live the meaning of the text 

The Christian life is a developmental process of growing in grace through the pain and 
joy of discipleship. God's Spirit allows us to participate in a transcendent vision of a new 
realm to come, thus enabling us to triumph over meaningless and, ultimately, death. It is not 
yet revealed to us what we shall become, but we have enough revelation to know that we 
abide forever under the sovereignty of agape love. 

c Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral Relationship between Mr. Vaughan and 
New Salem Presbyterian Church, Stony Point, North Carolina, effective November 11, 1996; 
approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. The 
Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provision of the Book of Order (G-11.0501.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call. 



Salary 521,300.00 

Housing Allowance 14,200.00 

Automobile Reimbursement 3,100.00 
Continuing Education 1,460.00 

Board of Pensions 9,940.00 

Vacation Four weeks 

Study Leave Two weeks 



d. The following Administrative Commission was approved to install him as Pastor of the New 
Salem Presbyterian Church, Stony Point, North Carolina, on November 17, 1996, at 7:00 p.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Jeff Smith 

Richard Morgan (Guest) 
J. Adrian Dobson 
Jean Cockrell 
Reid Montgomery 
Don Mimbs 
Rita Bryant 



Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 
Lead in Worship 



Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 



e. Mr. Vaughan was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Salem Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF CHARLES JEFFERJES WHITE 



ACTION: 



17. Salem Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of The Reverend Charles 
Jefferies White in accordance with Book of Order G- 11.0402. 

a. The Reverend Charles Jefferies White was received from Greater Atlanta Presbytery so that 
he may accept the call to First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to serve 
as Associate Pastor, effective December 1, 1996. 



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His credo which follows was: 



God is revealed as the one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons - 
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is sovereign. God created the universe and called it good, 
created humanity to live in harmony with God, others, self and creation. But in rebellion, 
humanity sinned, bringing all people under divine condemnation. Inwardly, humanity became 
depraved and unable to return to God. God graciously worked in history to provided 
salvation in Jesus Christ. 



Jesus Christ was incarnate; fully human and fully God. In Christ's life and death, God's 
atoning love was demonstrated for humankind. Christ rose from the dead and ascended into 
heaven where He rules the world and the Church. I believe that a person's greatest need 
is to know Christ as Lord and Savior, to experience more fully the love of God. In the life 
of Jesus we see how we are to live. 



I believe the Holy Spirit works in the world and in individuals, renewing our hearts and 
enabling and leading us to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation, justification and 
sanctification, is the work of God. 

I believe that the Word of God - The Old and New Testaments - is authoritative 
concerning faith and practice for the Christian life. Scripture is the inspired witness of the 
revelation of God who acts in history. When faithfully read and interpreted in the 
community of faith, Scripture is the Word of God for us today. 

I believe the sacraments are the signs and seals of the blessing of God, expressly ordained 
by Christ. Baptism signifies our acceptance into the Body of Christ In the Eucharist, we 
experience the presence of the resurrected Christ; we remember and celebrate God's new 
covenant and the assurance of Christ's return. 

The Church exists under the Lordship of Christ. Consisting of all who profess faith in 
Christ, the Church serves the world. By its very essence the Church is connectionaL 
Although imperfect, the Church is called to worship and serve, making disciples of all 
nations, evangelizing the unchurched, participating in the sacraments, showing compassion 
to all people, striving for social justice and peace, and equipping all Christians for the work 
of ministry through fellowship and prayer. 

As a pastor, I am under the authority of Scripture, guided by our confessions and 
governed by our Church's polity and discipline. I believe in the priesthood of all believers, 
the connectional nature of our Church and our representative system of government. 

Presbytery approved the establishment of an Associate Pastor Relationship between Mr. 
White and First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, effective December 
1, 1996; approved the Terms of Call (listed below); and the Call was placed in his hands. 
The Committee on Ministry is satisfied that this congregation has complied with the EEO 
provision of the Book of Order (G-11.0502.g) and the AAEEO Policy adopted by Salem 
Presbytery (July 1993) in offering this call. 



Salary 338,669.00 

Housing Allowance 20,000.00 

Automobile Reimbursement 2,900.00 

Education/Book Reimbursement 1,000.00 

Board of Pensions 16,427.00 

Moving Costs 4,000.00 
Four weeks vacation Two weeks study leave 



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That the following Administrative Commission be approved to install The Reverend Jeff 
White, at First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on December 1, 1996, 
at 7:00 p.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Russ Ritchel 

W. Frank Harrington (Guest) 

Maggi Henderson 

Hank Keating 

Martha Young 

Ernest White 

Joe White 



Preside & Propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Prayer of Installation 
Opening Prayer 



Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 



Mr. White was instructed to sign the obligations required of a minister to be enrolled in 
Salem Presbytery. 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
Jim Rissmiller, Moderator 

A COMMITTEE ACTIONS REPORTED FOR THE INFORMATION OF PRESBYTERY 

INTERIM PASTOR RELATIONSHIPS 

L Concurred with the action of the Session of Alamance Presbyterian Church, McLeansville, North 
Carolina, in securing The Reverend John Abbott Wilkerson, Jr. to serve as Interim Pastor for a six- 
month period from September 1, 1996, through March 1, 1997. 

2. Concurred with the action of the Sessions of Pine Hall Presbyterian Church, Pine Hall, North 
Carolina, and Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church, Sandy Ridge, North Carolina in securing The 
Reverend Jean Rodenbough to serve as Interim Pastor for a one-year period from April 10, 1996, 
through April 9, 1997. 

3. Concurred with the action of the Session of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Greensboro, North 
Carolina, in securing The Reverend Angus McGregor to serve as Interim Pastor for an extended 
period until July 31, 1997. 

4. Both the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Ruffin, North Carolina, and The Reverend William Reid 
Dalton, III volunteered to be considered for a designated term relationship and the Committee On 
Ministry concurred with the establishment of a Designated Pastoral Relationship. 

5. Concurred with the action of the Session of the First Presbyterian Statesville, North Carolina, in the 
employment of The Reverend Max E. Deal as Interim Pastor for a period of one year beginning 
October 20, 1996. 

6. Concurred with the action of the Session of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Greensboro, 
North Carolina, in renewing the Interim Pastor relationship of The Reverend Amgus McGregor from 
November 1, 1996, to July 31, 1997. 

TRIENNIAL VISITATIONS FOR 1996 

7. Triennial Visitations for 1996 have been reported per Attachment 1. 



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ACTIONS ON BEHALF OF PRESBYTERY TO BE ADMITTED TO RECORD 



MINISTER TRANSFERRING TO ANOTHER PRESBYTERY 

1. The Reverend James E. Layman was transferred from Salem Presbytery to Southeastern Illinois 
Presbytery to accept a call to the First Presbyterian Church, Champagne, Illinois, effective July 1, 
1996. 

2. The Reverend Michael Poulos was transferred from Salem Presbytery to Greater Atlanta Presbytery 
to accept a call to the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia, effective October 20, 1996. 

3. The Reverend Jeffrey J. Falter was transferred from Salem Presbytery to North Alabama Presbytery 
to accept a call to First Presbyterian Church, Cullman, Alabama. 

4. The Reverend David T. Lee-Andrews was transferred from Salem Presbytery to St Augustine 
Presbytery to accept a call to Highlands United Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, Florida. 

5. The Reverend Stephen H WiUrins was transferred from Salem Presbytery to Tres Rios Presbytery to 
accept a call to First Presbyterian Church, Midland, Texas. 

DISSOLUTION OF RELATIONSHIPS 

6. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between The Reverend James E. Layman and the Starmount 
Presbyterian Church, North Carolina, effective July 1, 1996. 

7. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between The Reverend W illiam T. Wing, III and the Unity 
Presbyterian Church, Woodleaf, North Carolina, effective September 30, 1996. 

8. Dissolved the campus ministerAJnited Campus Ministry relationship between The Reverend Gail 
Porter Nelson and the Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, effective 
August 31,1996. 

9. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between The Reverend Jeffrey J. Falter and the Dogwood Acres 
Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, North Carolina, effective October 31, 1996. 

10. Dissolved the Associate Pastoral relationship between The Reverend Phyllis H. Kort and the First 
Presbyterian Church, Burlington, North Carolina, effective October 15, 199, so that she might serve 
as Interim Pastor of the Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

11. Dissolved the Pastoral relationship between The Reverend Stephen H. Wilkins and Third Creek 
Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, North Carolina, effective November 15, 1996. 

12. Dissolved the Pastoral relationship between The Reverend David T. Lee-Andrews and the Concord 
Presbyterian Church, Statesville, North Carolina, effective October 31, 1996. 

PERMISSION TO LABOR INSIDE THE BOUNDS OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 

13. Granted permission for The Reverend Brent Johnston, a member of Charlotte Presbytery, to serve 
inside the bounds of Salem Presbytery for a one-year period to serve as a Supply Pastor. 



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ACTIONS: 

MODERATORS OF SESSION 

18. The Reverend Harold Fuller was appointed Moderator of Session for the Clemmons Presbyterian 
Church, Clemmons, North Carolina. 

19. The Reverend James H. Banbury was appointed Moderator of Session for the Yadkinville 
Presbyterian Church, Yadkinville, North Carolina. 

20. The Reverend Max Deal was appointed Moderator of Session for the First Presbyterian Church, 
Statesville, North Carolina. 

21. The Reverend Malcolm Bullock was appointed Moderator of Session at the Unity Presbyterian 
Church, Woodleaf, North Carolina. 

22. The Reverend Charles Fitzpatrick was appointed Moderator of Session at the Dogwood Acres 
Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, North Carolina. 

23. The Reverend Stewart Ellis was appointed Moderator of Session at the Southminster 
Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

STATED SUPPLY RELATIONSHIPS 

24. The Reverend James H. Banbury was appointed Stated Supply of the Yadkinville Presbyterian 
Church, Yadkinville , North Carolina, from October 1, 1996 to January 1, 1997. 

PERMISSION TO LABOR OUTSIDE THE BOUNDS 

25. The Reverend Phyllis H Kort was granted permission to labor outside the bounds of Salem 
Presbytery in the Presbytery of New Hope for a period of one year. 



BLACK CAUCUS 
Alyce Kelly, Moderator 

James Miles presented scholarships to Robiane Kimbrough of the Mt. Vernon Church, Woodleaf, and Robert 
Kirk of the Trinity Church, Salisbury, on behalf of the Black Caucus. 



BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Judson J. Milam, Moderator 

In this my last meeting to give a report for the Budget and Finance Committee, I wish to spare you my 
redundant comments about how "every day in every way things are getting worse and worse." I shall not again 
dwell on how receipts are down from previous years. Rather, I will share positive things, such as we are not 
spending more than we are receiving. And, we have a good report from the auditor, which we are asking you 
to approve in this report. 

When the 1997 Presbytery Budget was approved by Salem Presbytery, it was approved with a deficit of 551,433. 
Although there are reserves available to cover this shortfall, it was our hope that the new Stewardship Task 
Force, approved also at the last meeting of Presbytery, would be able to encourage increases in giving. This 
task force has met twice prior to this meeting of Presbytery. The task force anticipates some good results from 



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their work which will include: written contact with all churches in 1996, individual contact with some churches 
in 1996, and individual contact with all churches in 1997. 

We have received our audited financial statement for December 31, 1995, from the accounting firm of Moose, 
Martin and Haynes, P.A, Certified Public Accountants. We received a Qualified audit because the audited 
figures from Camps New Hope and Presbyterian Point are not in as yet. We own these camps jointly with 
New Hope Presbytery. The financial work for these camps is done in the office of the New Hope Presbytery. 



ACTION: 

26. The audited financial report for the year 1995 was approved (Appendix D, pp. 203-213). 



REPORT OF AD HOC COMMITTEE TO REVIEW 
HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE WORK AND PROCESSES 

An Ad Hoc Committee composed of Mrs. Pat Stephens, Rev. John Wilkerson, and Rev. Curtis Patterson (all 
nominees for membership on the Shalom Cluster), along with Mrs. Margaret Marks and Rev. Barbara Dua 
studied materials which included: 1) The description of the functions of the Higher Education Committee, 
its makeup, and a description of its activities and procedures over the past several years; 2) materials from the 
Sl James Session raising concerns over the lack of stated procedures by the Higher Education Committee for 
campus ministry funding, the inequality in funding of the St. James ministry at NC A&T University compared 
to ASU and UNC-G programs, the lack of initiative taken by the Committee in seeking out ways to support 
and encourage the St. James ministry and the slowness of response to their concerns by the Presbytery 
executive and the Committee; and 3) the assignment from Council as ordered by the July meeting of Salem 
Presbytery which read: 

That the Council appoint a task force or committee to review the function of the Higher Education 
Committee and report its findings and recommendations to the Presbytery at the next stated meeting 
(October 1996)." 

The Committee believes that while addressing the concerns raised by the St James Session, the concerns 
themselves are symptomatic of an underlying pervasive racism which must be addressed and worked through 
as a basis for long lasting solutions. This whole process must be based on seeking genuine spiritual change. 

Therefore, it is the Ad Hoc Committee's recommendation that: 



ACTIONS: 

27. The Shalom Cluster was given the assignment of assembling a Racial Equity Task Force to 
identify and recommend changes in the critical areas of Salem's life that have fostered continued 
inequality of access to the power, resources, and fellowship of this part of the Body of Christ, 
Parity in funding and other resources for effective campus minis try as well as initiatives in 
African-American new church development and church redevelopment are immediate concerns. 
All other areas of Salem's life and mission will also be examined to determine ways and means 
for Salem to live out its name in becoming an assertive force for both the sense and reality of 
wholeness and unity among us all; and 

28. Salem Presbytery recorded its clear commitment to increased support for African-American 
Campus Ministry particularly on predominately African-American campuses. This commitment 
will be reflected in needed changes in both Salem's own budget for campus ministry as well as 
the campus ministry funds from Synod; and 



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29. The Shalom Cluster, along with the Council and its Budget & Finance Function Group, will be 
asked to develop an interim recommendation regarding campus ministry funding by February 1, 
1997, and a comprehensive plan for recommendation to the April 22, 1997, meeting of Presbytery 
that will reflect both racial parity, feasibility, and fairness to all our campus ministries in current 
operation or currently envisioned; and 

30. The Council's Budget & Finance Function Group will focus the work of its Stewardship Task 
Force on raising enough year-end giving by the churches to cover all or most of the 
approximately $45,000 new dollars needed to increase the 1997 campus ministry budget while 
also challenging our churches to increase their undesignated giving through Presbytery for 1997; 
and that Salem Presbytery encourage our churches to become more directly involved in the 
funding of the six campus ministries within our bounds by responding generously to the appeals 
of the local boards who oversee those ministries (Appalachian State University [in cooperation 
with the Episcopalian Church]; NC A&T University/Bennett College; Mitchell Community 
College, Statesville, under consideration [not now budgeted]; UNC-G; WSSU [ecumenically 
funded and governed]; and Winston-Salem Area Campus Ministry [includes ministries at Wake 
Forest University, Salem College, NC School of the Arts, and fund raising for WSSU]). 



STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 
Cynthia Kirkman, Moderator 

Cynthia Kirkman announced the presentations of Stewardship awards as follows: 

Increase in per member giving - Mebane 

Small membership congre. for per member giving - Oak Ridge 

Per member giving for large membership congre. - Burlington First 

Awards will be presented to the churches in their own worship setting. 

GRANDFATHER HOME FOR CHILDREN 

Jim Swinkola, executive director of Grandfather Home for Children, spoke briefly regarding the work and 
ministry of the Home. 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Sam McGregor, Moderator 

Your Nominating Committee has been most pleased by the response to the request to indicate interest in 
serving on the various Clusters and other structures of Presbytery. You will note that the dividing into classes 
(e.g. 1997, 1998, 1999) has not been completed. They will be reported at the February 1, 1997, meeting. 



ACTION: 

31. Presbytery elected The Reverend W. Russell Ward, Jr. as Vice-Moderator of Salem Presbytery 
(scheduled to serve as Moderator beginning at the end of the February 1, 1998, Meeting). 



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ACTION: 



32. Presbytery elected the following persons to the Clusters and Committees as indicated: 

CHURCH GROWTH AND ENRICHMENT CLUSTER (8) 

Rev. Ron Bowie (Moderator) Boone First 

Mr. Bill Cleveland Westminster (Greensboro) 

Rev. Bill Hayes Smyrna/Wentworth 

Rev. Steve McCutchan Highland 

Rev. Tom Miller Forest Park 

Ms. Vada Tatum Calvary 



COUNCIL CLUSTER (24) 



Mr. Mack Dagenhart (Moderator) 
Ms. Margaret Marks (Vice-Moderator) 
Rev. Bob Matthews (Secretary) 
Mr. Bill Hylton (Ch. Growth & Enrichment Cluster 
Liaison) 

Mr. Ed Powers (Educational Ministries Cluster 
(Liaison) 

Rev. Steve Moss (Ministry Cluster Liaison) 

Rev. Dale Davidson (Shalom Ouster Liaison) 

Ms. Christie Leininger (Worldwide Ministries Cluster 

Rev. Charlie Williams 

Rev. James Mitcham 

Rev. David Heil 

Rev. Jean Rodenbough 

Rev. Pat Stewart (Current Presbytery Moderator) 
Rev. Russ Ward (Current Presbytery Vice-Moderator) 
Mr. Neel Fleming (Immediate Past Presbytery 
Moderator) 

Ms. Muriel Ward (Presbyterian Women Moderator) 
Mr. John Hamil (Presbyterian Men Moderator) 
Rev. Alyce Kelly (Black Caucus Moderator) 
Mr. Dick Orr (Budget & Finance Function Group 
Moderator) 

Ms. Cynthia Kirkman (Presbytery Meetings Function 

Group Moderator) 
Ms. Lib McPherson (Goals & Evaluation Function 

Group Moderator) 
Mr. Doug Aitken (Denom. Commitment Function 

Group Moderator) 
Rev. Joel Long (Communications Function Group 

Moderator) 
Mr. Bob Finley (Personnel Function Group 

Moderator) 



Winston-Salem First 
Calvary 
Fieldstone 
High Point First 

Church of the Covenant 

Thyatira at Mill Bridge 

Church of the Cross 
St Paul (Greensboro) 
Burlington First 
Shady Side 
North Wilkesboro 
Pine Hall/Sandy Ridge 
Lexington First 
Asheboro First 
Hawfields 

Alamance 
Jamestown 
Allen Temple 
Winston-Salem First 

Highland 

Yanceyville 

Asheboro First 

Eden First 

Starmount 



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EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES CLUSTER (6) 



Ms. Nancy O'Dell (Moderator) 

Ms. Heather Ferguson 

Ms. Avys Massey 

Mr. Fred Terry 

Mr. Fred Ward 

Ms. Edye Williamson 



Boone First 
Highland 

Sl Paul (High Point) 

Dellabrook 

Parkway 

North Wilkesboro 



MINISTRY CLUSTER (48) 



Rev. Jim Rissmiller (Co-Moderator) 
Ms. Hervey Martin (Co-Moderator) 

Committee on Ministry (24) 

Ms. Hervey Martin (Co-Moderator) 

Rev. Jim Rissmiller (Co-Moderator) 

Rev. Malcolm Bullock 

Rev. Bob Cleveland 

Mr. Tommy Cornatzer 

Mr. Glenn Farthing 

Rev. Lucius Gray 

Rev. David Henry 

Rev. Fred Horner 

Rev. John Milholland 

Rev. Molly Morgan 

Rev. Lisa Mullen 

Rev. Gail Nelson 

Ms. Lucille Phifer 

Ms. Constance Purcell 

Mr. Wade Redding 

Rev. Leland Richardson 

Mr. Jack Trawick 

Mr. Tom Vinson 

Rev. Rick Wurst 



Parkway 

Community in Christ 

Retired 

Pittsboro 

Bixby 

Starmount 

Retired 

Vandalia 

Greensboro First 

Fifth Creek/Old Providence 

Madison 

High Point First 

Member-at-large 

Ml Vernon 

Ml Tabor 

Westminster (Burlington) 
Mocksville First 
Parkway 
Yadkin United 
Stony Creek 



Examinations (12) 

Rev. David Kivett (Moderator) 

Mr. John Edwards 

Rev. Holly Hayes 

Rev. Joanne Hull 

Mr. Robert Rush 

Rev. Grant Sharp 

Rev. Sam Stevenson 

Rev. Larry Summey 

Mr. Marshall Taylor 

Rev. Dan Wilkers 

Ms. Caroline Wright 



Reidsville First 

Greensboro First 

Forest Hills 

Guilford Park 

Sl Paul (High Point) 

Retired 

Grace 

Franklin 

Mebane 

Parkway 

Highland 



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Preparation for Ministry (12) 



Rev. Maggi Henderson (Moderator) 

Rev. Janet Briscoe 

Rev. Chris East 

Ms. Evelyn Edwards 

Rev. Robert Herron 

Mr. John Larson 

Rev. Russ Ritchel 

Rev. Dennis Sebesan 

Mr. Robert Thomas 

Rev. Scott Woodmansee 



Highland 

Member-at-Large 

Buffalo 

Greensboro First 
Presby. Counseling Center 
Salisbury First 
Winston-Salem First 
Lexington First 
Westminster (Greensboro) 
High Point First 



SHALOM CLUSTER (6) 

Rev. John Wilkerson (Moderator) Alamance 

Ms. Whaley Batson Highland 

Ms. Elaine Buie Church of the Cross 

Rev. R. O. Freeman Retired 

Rev. Curtis Patterson Thomas ville First 

Ms. Pat Stephens Hope View 

WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES CLUSTER (6) 

Ms. June Woodall (Moderator) Prospect 

Rev. George Carpenter Retired 

Rev. Jae Chung Korean First 

Ms. Julie Joyce Madison 

Mr. Bob Kollar Guilford Park 

Mr. Chis Rodenbough Pine Hall 

COMMITTEE ON REPRESENTATION (9) 

Rev. Joe Spears (Moderator) Mt. Tabor/Cameron 

Ms. Amanda Bethea Grace 

Rev. Jan Briscoe Member-at-Large 

Mr. Aaron Collier North Wilkesboro 

Rev. James Henderson Calvary 

Ms. Dorothy Mintz Logan 

Mr. Otis Scott Beulah 

Ms. Muriel Ward Alamance 



Committee on Representation Book of Order structure requirements: 

Majority Racial Ethnic 
Male and Female Majority 
Male and Female Racial Ethnic 
Male and Female Youth 
Person with Disability 



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PERMANENT JUDICIAL COMMISSION (9) 



Class of 2002 

Mr. Don Castleman 
Rev. James Henderson 
Rev. Phyllis Kort 



Winston-Salem First 
Calvary 

Burlington First 



EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 
Ron Bowie, Moderator 

The Evangelism Committee sponsored four town hall meetings in April and May of 1996. Over one hundred 
pastors and congregation members participated in these meetings. A booklet, "Shared Ideas", was published 
and mailed to all participants. 

We have sponsored three GIG's (Good Ideas for Growth) and plan to offer the practical evangelism 
experience before each Presbytery meeting. 

The Committee also sponsored the September seminar on "Assimilating New Attendees and Members" with 
Herb Miller of NetResults in Lubbock, Texas. Approximately 100 attended the day-long learning experience. 

We have participated in two church renewal events-Glendale Springs/Laurel Fork and Unity Presbyterian 
Churches. Members are available to meet with governing bodies and congregations. 



We are currently interviewing for the Evangelism Resource Person under the Bicentennial Program. We hope 
to have this resource in place early in 1997. 

The Presbytery has received twenty-two Commitments to Evangelism or one out of every seven congregations. 
We encourage our congregations to explore this exciting opportunity to grow! 

Last, the Committee plans to sponsor a practical two-day seminar on exploring your faith and expressing your 
faith in April of 1997. Ron Bowie will be the seminar leader. 

Be sure the visit the Evangelism cubicle reading section in the Resource Center for information on evangelism 
specifics. 

Any questions about evangelism can be directed to any Committee member. And as of January 1997 the 
Evangelism Committee will be a working element of the Church Growth and Enrichment Cluster. 

Current Committee Members: 

Lisa Nelson (704-664-1514) Robert Howard (704-664-3160) 

Dan Thornton (704-636-0601) Jesse Bledsoe (910-368-5399) 

Fred Tatum (704-872-0319) Philip Pogue (910-982-9258) 

Vada Tatum (704-872-0319) Orville Light (910-627^566) 

Don Hart, Ad Hoc (704-664-3459) Ron Bowie (704-264-3906) 

The following churches were recognized for signing the Commitment to Evangelism: 

Clemmons Presbyterian Church 
Prospect Presbyterian Church 



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GOALS & EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
Norman Whitney, Moderator 



Subsequent to the Thirty-First Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery the cluster work groups made progress 
toward shaping the action plans which would enable each cluster to respond to its appropriate focus areas and 
reported their results to an all-cluster meeting on September 5th. Goals and Evaluation then began comparing 
each group's work to the adopted focus areas and sorting them into a comprehensible plan for the Presbytery. 
Attached are spreadsheets which the Goals & Evaluation Committee composed to lay out the plans identified 
by each cluster for 1997 and in some instances their work beyond 1997 (see the attached Cluster Action Plans). 

From listening to the presentations of the cluster workshop leaders, these generally referred to elements for 
cluster operations became evident 

A. The adoption of the regular use of inter-cluster task forces to enable each cluster to maintain its 
desired contact with the congregations of the Presbytery, 

B. The adoption of the use of a master calendar which will be developed by the clusters in consultation 
with the Goals & Evaluation Committee and adopted by the Council encompassing the total work 
of the Presbytery, and 

C. The elimination of the categories of "elect" and "select" members of the clusters. Cluster members 
would fall into two categories: those elected by the Presbytery and those co-opted to work with the 
cluster on a given task 

D. The expansion of the numbers of member elected to certain clusters by the Presbytery also became 
evident. 

E. Continuing education events throughout the year would become necessary for the clusters to function 
together and begin the joint planning process for 1998. 



ACTIONS: 

33. Presbytery revised the Cluster Membership portion of the plan by adopting the following: 

Cluster members will be elected by Presbytery upon recommendation of the Nominating 
Committee. The number of members for each cluster will be approved by the Presbytery 
upon the recommendation of the Goals & Evaluation Committee in consultation with the 
cluster leadership. 

Additional members of Task Groups may be chosen for each cluster to provide specific skills 
needed for a specific task for a specified time period. Task group members will be 
recommended by each cluster and will be presented to Council by the Goals & Evaluation 
Function Group (until January 1, 1997 - Goals & Evaluation Committee) for approval. 

Expenses for all cluster members, whether elected or co-opted, will be paid within the 
constraints of the cluster budget. 

34. The cluster membership categories of "elect" and "select" were abandoned and the cluster 
membership will be referred to as those who are elected by the Presbytery and those who have 
been co-opted to work with cluster task groups. 



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35. 



The clusters were expanded to the following total membership slots: 



Church Growth & Enrichment 9 
Shalom 18 
Worldwide Ministries 12 
Educational Ministries 9 



36. All newly elected cluster members and those who will continue to work in 1997 were encouraged 
to attend the workshop on team building to be held on November 2, 1996, at Highland 
Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, NC, and led by Vivian Pilant who works with the South 
Carolina Department of Education. 

37. The clusters were encouraged to establish inter-cluster task forces to maintain close 
communications with congregations concerning their participation in the work of the Presbytery. 



The Stated Clerk's report was distributed in written form only for the information of the Presbytery (Appendix 
F, p. 214) nd included an updated report on the Session Records Review. 



There being no further business, the Thirty-Second Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was adjourned with 
prayer by Moderator N. N. Fleming, III at 4:25 p.m. The next Stated Meeting will be held on Saturday, 
February 1, 1997, at First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, North Carolina. 



REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 



ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 



Attested: 




John M. Handley 
Stated Clerk 



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APPENDIX A 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
THIRTY-SECOND STATED MEETING 
F.T.KTN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
FT.KTN, NORTH CAROLINA 



DOCKET 
October 22, 1996 



Name Tag Color Code: 

Elder Commissioners yellow dot 

Minister green dot 

Christian Educators red dot 

Presbytery Staff blue dot 

Visitors no dot 



•Denotes Order of the Day 

Numbers of parentheses ( ) correspond to numbers in Packet materials 



8:00 a.m. 
8:30 
•9:00 

(1.1) 



9:45 



(2.1) 
(3.1) 



(4.1) 



Registration 

"GIG" (Good Ideas for Growth) 

CALL TO ORDER/OPENING PRAYER 

WORSfflP/COMMUNION 

Preacher The Reverend J. Miller Liston 

Moderator, Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

ORGANIZATION OF PRESBYTERY 
Quorum 
Docket 

Omnibus Motion 
Welcome 

Moderator's welcome to any corresponding members present 
and elders attending Presbytery for the first time 

Greeting from Ecumenical Visitor 

Dr. Bill Johnson, Pastor, First Baptist Church 

Communications 



Moderator Neel Fleming 



Moderator Neel Fleming 

Murray White 
Murray White 
Tom Bagnal 



John Handley 



10:03 



TELLIT (Youth Ministry Committee) 
♦10:05 (4a.l) SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE 
12:15 (5.1) PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 

12:20 (6.1) RECOGNITION OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT 
Henry J. Keating 



Ed Lewis 
Mike Warren 



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•12:30 p.m. 
* 1:15 



1:45 

1:50 (7.1) 

2:20 (8.1) 

2:50 (9.1) 
3:10 

3:15 (10.1) 

3:20 (12.1) 

3:40 
3:50 

3:55 (13.1) 

4:00 (13a.l) 

4:10 (14.1) 
4:15 



LUNCH 

ORDINANDS PREACHING 
Jonathan H. Freeman 
Perry D. Griffin 
Thomas K. Lewis, EI 

PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING/INTERCESSION 
2C/PENNJES OFFERING 

COUNCIL 

1. Office Location Committee Report 

2. Staffing Task Force Report 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 

BLACK CAUCUS SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION 
BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE 



AD HOC COMMITTEE TO REVIEW HIGHER EDUCATION 
COMMITTEE WORK & PROCESSES 

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

GRANDFATHER HOME FOR CHILDREN 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 

GOALS & EVALUATION COMMITTEE 

ADJOURNMENT 



Jim Banbury 
Murray White 

David Kivett 
Jim Rissmiller 
Afyce Kelly 
Jud Milam 
Barbara Dua 

Cynthia Kirkman 
Jim Swinkola 
A. L. McAlexander 
Ron Bowie/Joel Long 
Norman Whitney 



Written Reports for Information : 

(15.1) Camp Damage Report 

(16.1) Committee on Representation 

(17.1) Ecumenical Relations Committee 

(18.1) Hunger Committee 

(19.1) Stated Clerk's Report (in Addendum) 

(20.1) Synod Commissioners' Report (in Addendum) 

(21.1) Women's Ministry Committee 

(22.1) Worldwide Ministries Committee 



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Announcements: 



(23.1) Middle School Retreat 

(24.1) Celebrating Diversity 

(25.1) Spiritual Retreat 

(26.1) Church Officer Training 

(27.1) Sessions and Pastors Retreat 

(28.1) Curriculum Addition 

(29.1) Presbyterian Men 

(30.1) Spencer Church's "Bridge to the World" 

(31.1) Churches Currently Seeking Pastors 

Presbytery Evaluation Form (Yellow Sheet) 

Brochures : 

Worldwide Ministries Conference 
New Creation's Retreat Information 



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APPENDIX B 

SALEM PRESBYTERY 
COMMITTEE ON REPRESENTATION 
Joe L. Spears, Moderator 
October 22, 1996 

In compliance with the directives found in Book of Order G-9.0105, the current listing of the Presbytery's 
committee memberships, except for vacancies caused by resignations and organizational restructure, has and 
will remain the same through December 31, 1996. Your Committee on Representation is confident that every 
effort has been made to insure participation, inclusiveness, fairness, and effective representation in the decision 
making of the Church. 

Our first meeting under the new cluster organization will be held in November 1996. The following present 
themselves as agenda items: 

1) Increased frequency of Committee on Representation meetings; 

2) How do we answer the representation question(s) when the cluster organization is built to insure 
short-term opportunity; and 

3) How do we address congregations which do not choose to elect female officers. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery received the report of the Committee on Representation as information. 



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APPENDIX C 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 
COMMUNICATIONS 
STATED CLERK FILES 
October 22, 1996 



Supporting information on minister changes: 
L From other presbyteries 

• William Reid Dalton, in - Designated Pastor, Bethesda (Ruffin) - from Susquehanna Presbytery 

- Installation Commission 

• Bruce W. Feltrup-Exum - Associate Pastor, Asheboro First - from Tampa Bay Presbytery 

- Installation Commission 

• Jonathan H. Freeman - Pastor, Springwood - Candidate from Holston Presbytery 

- Call Forms 

- Ordination/Installation Commission 

• Perry D. Griffin - Pastor, Ml Vernon/Mocksville Second - Candidate from Presbytery of 
Charlotte 

- Ordination/Installation Form 

• Thomas K. Lewis, HI - Pastor, Bethesda (Statesville) - Candidate from Presbytery of North 
Alabama 

- Call Forms 

- Ordination/Installation Commission 

- Transfer of Covenant Relationship 

• Richard L. Quails - 1/2 Time Tentmaker" Pastor, Flat Rock - from Presbytery of the Peaks 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

• T. Ronald Vaughn - Pastor, New Salem - from the United Church of Christ 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

- Letter from United Church of Christ Associate Conference Minister 

• Jeff White - Associate Pastor, Winston Salem First - from Presbytery of Greater Atlanta 

- Call Forms 

- Installation Commission 

- Certificate of Dismissal 

2. To other presbyteries 

• Jeffrey J. Falter to North Alabama Presbytery 

• James E. Layman to Southeastern Illinois Presbytery 

• David T. Lee-Andrews to St. Augustine Presbytery 

• Michael J. Poulos to Presbytery of Greater Atlanta 

• Stephen H. Wilkins to Tres Rios Presbytery 

Reference: Committee on Ministry 



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B. Minutes of Ordination/Installation Commissions 

1. Juan P. Guthrie 

2. George K. Preston, m 

3. Francis J. Rivers 

4. Brian K. Rummage 

5. Charles Powell Sykes 

Reference: Stated Clerk 



C Letter from Constitutional Services regarding Salem Presbytery Overture 96-9 submitted to the 208th 
General Assembly (on including vows for Diaconal responsibilities for Elders in churches not using the 
office of Deacon) 

D. Letter from Synod Council announcing two grants to Salem Presbytery for Campus Ministry as follows: 

NC A&T 58,586 
Mitchell Community College S2,147 

Reference: Information 



E. Letter from Stated Clerk of Southeastern Illin ois Presbytery regarding call of candidate Debbie Layman 
to First Presbyterian Church, Urbana, as Associate Pastor. 

Reference: Preparation for Ministry Committee 



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APPENDIX D 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The Presbytery received and admitted to the record the following Minutes of Administrative Commissions 
appointed to ordain and/or install ministers. 

ORDINATION OF JUAN P. GUTHRIE 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to ordain Juan P. Guthrie met at the SL James Presbyterian 
Church, August 11, 1996, at 3:45 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Michael Warren. The prayer was 
offered by Michael Warren. The following members were present: Ministers Alyce Kelly, J. Herbert Nelson, 
II, Michael Warren; Elders Marsha Hooks, Cynthia Kirkman, Phyllis Chambers. Michael Warren was elected 
Moderator and Cynthia Kirkman, Clerk of the Commission. Guest minister Byron Wade of New Hope 
Presbytery was welcomed and invited to sit with the Commission. 

After org aniza tion, a quorum being determined, the Commission joined the congregation in a worship service 
at 4:00 p.m., the Moderator presiding. Herb Nelson preached the sermon using as his text n Timothy 3:10-15 
and his topic, "Forget Not Your Foundation." Michael Warren propounded the constitutional questions to 
the minister. Phyllis Chambers offered the prayer of ordination. Juan Guthrie was declared duly ordained 
according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Byron Wade charged the minister. 

Juan Guthrie, the newly ordained minister, pronounced the benediction. Following the service the 
Commission reconvened, read and approved the minutes, and closed its meeting with prayer by Michael 
Warren. 



INSTALLATION OF GEORGE KLINE PRESTON, m 
AS PASTOR OF PROSPECT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MOORESVTLLE 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to install George Kline Preston, HJ as Pastor of Prospect 
Presbyterian Church met at Prospect Church, Mooresville, NC, August 11, 1996, at 9:30 a.m. The meeting 
was called to order by Joe L. Spears. The pr